Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of the Middle East

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This map shows only the top cities in the world. We also have a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Expatistan Cost of Living Index in the Middle East

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Tel Aviv (Israel) 185
2nd Doha (Qatar) 176
3rd Jerusalem (Israel) 166
4th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 162
5th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 146
6th Limassol (Cyprus) 127
7th Manama (Bahrain) 113
8th Amman (Jordan) 108
9th Istanbul (Turkey) 72
10th İzmir (Turkey) 66
11th Ankara (Turkey) 65
12th Baku (Azerbaijan) 63
13th Antalya (Turkey) 59
14th Tbilisi (Georgia) 52

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

What is Expatistan?

Expatistan is a cost of living calculator that allows you to compare the cost of living between cities around the world. The comparisons allow you to get a better understanding of the cost of living of any city before you move there.

What makes us unique is that we collect the prices that we use to calculate our cost of living index from visitors like you. Naturally, the more data entered, the more accurate the index and the calculations will be.

That's why we need your help to keep prices accurate and up to date. You can help by entering the prices that you know in Prague.

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