Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of North America

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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 North America

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 296
2nd New York City (United States) 272
3rd Maui (United States) 239
4th Miami, Florida (United States) 236
5th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 234
6th Los Angeles, California (United States) 234
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 226
8th Seattle, Washington (United States) 221
9th San Diego, California (United States) 220
10th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 210
11th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 199
12th Irvine, California (United States) 199
13th Vancouver (Canada) 198
14th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 195
15th Cocoa Beach, Florida (United States) 192
16th Toronto (Canada) 190
17th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 184
18th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 183
19th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 181
20th Austin, Texas (United States) 181
21st Victoria (Canada) 180
22nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 176
23rd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 175
24th Orlando, Florida (United States) 170
25th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 169
26th Montreal (Canada) 167
27th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 165
28th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 163
29th Ottawa (Canada) 163
30th Houston, Texas (United States) 163
31st Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 161
32nd Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 161
33rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 160
34th Edmonton (Canada) 157
35th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 154
36th Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 152
37th Kelowna (Canada) 150
38th Modesto, California (United States) 148
39th Barrie (Canada) 148
40th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 148
41st Winnipeg (Canada) 143
42nd Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 136
43rd Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Canada) 136
44th Abbotsford (Canada) 134
45th Quebec City (Canada) 132
46th Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 129
47th Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 125
48th San Antonio, California (United States) 123

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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Oslo costs kr 140 (6 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rate for domestic cleaning help in Delhi costs ₨625 (6 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Santiago costs CH$15,000 (28 minutes ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Prague costs 134 Kč (29 minutes ago)
  • 1 imp. gal of gasoline in London costs £0.22 (34 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Lyon costs €1,445 (about 1 hour ago)

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