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) 315
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 276
3rd New York City (United States) 271
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 262
5th Washington D.C. (United States) 240
6th Oakland, California (United States) 234
7th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 226
8th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 223
9th Los Angeles, California (United States) 218
10th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 217
11th Seattle, Washington (United States) 217
12th San Jose, California (United States) 213
13th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 209
14th Denver, Colorado (United States) 205
15th Miami, Florida (United States) 204
16th San Diego, California (United States) 202
17th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 201
18th Sacramento, California (United States) 198
19th Portland, Oregon (United States) 198
20th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 195
21st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 185
22nd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 181
23rd Toronto (Canada) 179
24th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 178
25th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 177
26th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 177
27th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 177
28th Austin, Texas (United States) 175
29th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 174
30th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 174
31st Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 174
32nd Burlington, Vermont (United States) 174
33rd Vancouver (Canada) 172
34th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 171
35th Dallas, Texas (United States) 171
36th Orlando, Florida (United States) 171
37th Tampa, Florida (United States) 170
38th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 169
39th Houston, Texas (United States) 166
40th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 166
41st Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 165
42nd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 165
43rd Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 163
44th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 163
45th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 162
46th Riverside, California (United States) 162
47th Victoria (Canada) 160
48th Spokane, Washington (United States) 159
49th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 158
50th Ottawa (Canada) 158
51st Detroit, Michigan (United States) 156
52nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 155
53rd Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 155
54th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 154
55th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 153
56th Calgary (Canada) 152
57th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 151
58th Boise, Idaho (United States) 151
59th Edmonton (Canada) 150
60th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 149
61st Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 149
62nd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 149
63rd Kelowna (Canada) 148
64th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 147
65th Halifax (Canada) 143
66th Winnipeg (Canada) 143
67th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 140
68th London, Ontario (Canada) 140
69th Montreal (Canada) 139
70th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 137
71st Quebec City (Canada) 131

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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  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in St. Louis, Missouri costs $879 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Bellary costs ₨40 (about 4 hours ago)
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