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) 294
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 259
3rd New York City (United States) 257
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 247
5th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 233
6th Washington D.C. (United States) 224
7th Oakland, California (United States) 220
8th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 212
9th Los Angeles, California (United States) 208
10th Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
11th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 201
12th Miami, Florida (United States) 199
13th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 197
14th San Jose, California (United States) 196
15th Denver, Colorado (United States) 193
16th Portland, Oregon (United States) 188
17th San Diego, California (United States) 186
18th Sacramento, California (United States) 185
19th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 183
20th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 177
21st Toronto (Canada) 175
22nd Vancouver (Canada) 169
23rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 169
24th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 169
25th Austin, Texas (United States) 168
26th Orlando, Florida (United States) 167
27th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 166
28th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 166
29th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 165
30th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 164
31st Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 163
32nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 163
33rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 162
34th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 162
35th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 161
36th Dallas, Texas (United States) 160
37th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 159
38th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 158
39th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 156
40th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 155
41st Ottawa (Canada) 155
42nd Victoria (Canada) 154
43rd Riverside, California (United States) 154
44th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 154
45th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 154
46th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 153
47th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 151
48th Houston, Texas (United States) 150
49th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 150
50th Spokane, Washington (United States) 149
51st Calgary (Canada) 149
52nd Detroit, Michigan (United States) 148
53rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 148
54th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 144
55th Edmonton (Canada) 144
56th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 143
57th Kelowna (Canada) 142
58th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 142
59th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 141
60th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 141
61st Boise, Idaho (United States) 141
62nd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 139
63rd Winnipeg (Canada) 138
64th Halifax (Canada) 138
65th Montreal (Canada) 137
66th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 132
67th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 129
68th Quebec City (Canada) 127

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 Babylon, New York.

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