Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map

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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

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 325
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 295
3rd Mountain View, California (United States) 285
4th New York City (United States) 281
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 274
6th Zurich (Switzerland) 272
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 271
8th Basel (Switzerland) 258
9th Hong Kong 249
10th Lausanne (Switzerland) 248
11th Washington D.C. (United States) 248
12th Oakland, California (United States) 242
13th Lugano (Switzerland) 239
14th Nassau (Bahamas) 238
15th London (United Kingdom) 237
16th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 233
17th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 227
18th Los Angeles, California (United States) 225
19th Seattle, Washington (United States) 225
20th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 225
21st Dublin (Ireland) 222
22nd San Jose, California (United States) 220
23rd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 216
24th Copenhagen (Denmark) 215
25th Miami, Florida (United States) 212
26th Denver, Colorado (United States) 212
27th Tokyo (Japan) 212
28th San Diego, California (United States) 209
29th Reykjavik (Iceland) 208
30th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 208
31st Oslo (Norway) 207
32nd Sacramento, California (United States) 205
33rd Portland, Oregon (United States) 205
34th Singapore 204
35th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 202
36th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 202
37th Tel Aviv (Israel) 199
38th Paris (France) 198
39th Doha (Qatar) 197
40th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 191
41st Auckland (New Zealand) 189
42nd Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 189
43rd Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 189
44th Luxembourg 188
45th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 187
46th Sydney (Australia) 185
47th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 184
48th Toronto (Canada) 183
49th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 183
50th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 183
51st Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 183
52nd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 182
53rd Austin, Texas (United States) 181
54th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 180
55th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 180
56th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 180
57th Jerusalem (Israel) 180
58th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 180
59th Helsinki (Finland) 179
60th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 178
61st The Hague (Netherlands) 178
62nd Oxford (United Kingdom) 177
63rd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 177
64th Dallas, Texas (United States) 177
65th Munich (Germany) 177
66th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 177
67th Stockholm (Sweden) 177
68th Orlando, Florida (United States) 177
69th Tampa, Florida (United States) 176
70th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 175
71st Bristol (United Kingdom) 175
72nd Vancouver (Canada) 175
73rd Houston, Texas (United States) 174
74th Haifa (Israel) 173
75th Beirut (Lebanon) 172
76th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 171
77th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 170
78th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 170
79th Cork (Ireland) 169
80th Lyon (France) 169
81st Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 168
82nd Hamburg (Germany) 168
83rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 168
84th Cologne (Germany) 168
85th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 168
86th Riverside, California (United States) 167
87th Wellington (New Zealand) 166
88th Manchester (United Kingdom) 166
89th Melbourne (Australia) 165
90th Spokane, Washington (United States) 164
91st St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 164
92nd Victoria (Canada) 163
93rd Eindhoven (Netherlands) 163
94th Canberra (Australia) 163
95th Milan (Italy) 163
96th Ottawa (Canada) 162
97th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 161
98th Brisbane (Australia) 161
99th Stuttgart (Germany) 161
100th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 160
101st Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 160
102nd Brussels (Belgium) 159
103rd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 159
104th Rome (Italy) 159
105th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 158
106th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 158
107th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 157
108th Taipei (Taiwan) 156
109th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 156
110th Boise, Idaho (United States) 156
111th Berlin (Germany) 156
112th Calgary (Canada) 155
113th Nice (France) 155
114th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 155
115th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 154
116th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 154
117th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 154
118th Seoul (South Korea) 154
119th Antwerp (Belgium) 154
120th Gothenburg (Sweden) 153
121st Tucson, Arizona (United States) 152
122nd Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 152
123rd Edmonton (Canada) 152
124th Kelowna (Canada) 151
125th Belfast (United Kingdom) 151
126th Barcelona (Spain) 151
127th Venice (Italy) 149
128th Vienna (Austria) 149
129th Adelaide (Australia) 148
130th Perth (Australia) 148
131st Madrid (Spain) 147
132nd Florence (Italy) 147
133rd Halifax (Canada) 146
134th Winnipeg (Canada) 146
135th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 145
136th Genoa (Italy) 145
137th Valletta (Malta) 144
138th London, Ontario (Canada) 143
139th Montreal (Canada) 143
140th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 142
141st Bologna (Italy) 139
142nd Manama (Bahrain) 138
143rd Bilbao (Spain) 136
144th Shanghai (China) 135
145th Turin (Italy) 134
146th Quebec City (Canada) 134
147th Limassol (Cyprus) 133
148th Naples (Italy) 130
149th Amman (Jordan) 130
150th Panama City (Panama) 129
151st Athens (Greece) 129
152nd Lisbon (Portugal) 129
153rd Valencia (Spain) 128
154th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 126
155th Malaga (Spain) 126
156th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 126
157th Thessaloniki (Greece) 123
158th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 122
159th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 122
160th Oporto (Portugal) 122
161st Zaragoza (Spain) 121
162nd Seville (Spain) 120
163rd Alicante (Spain) 120
164th Beijing (China) 120
165th Tallinn (Estonia) 119
166th Port Louis (Mauritius) 119
167th Shenzhen (China) 116
168th Bangkok (Thailand) 115
169th Riga (Latvia) 115
170th Murcia (Spain) 114
171st Zagreb (Croatia) 113
172nd Montevideo (Uruguay) 112
173rd Vilnius (Lithuania) 111
174th San Salvador (El Salvador) 109
175th Bratislava (Slovakia) 109
176th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 108
177th Nairobi (Kenya) 107
178th Manila (Philippines) 103
179th Quito (Ecuador) 103
180th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
181st Santiago (Chile) 99
182nd Warsaw (Poland) 98
183rd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 96
184th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 96
185th Moscow (Russia) 96
186th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 96
187th Lima (Peru) 96
188th La Paz (Bolivia) 95
189th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 95
190th Belgrade (Serbia) 95
191st Jakarta (Indonesia) 93
192nd Kampala (Uganda) 93
193rd Casablanca (Morocco) 92
194th São Paulo (Brazil) 92
195th Budapest (Hungary) 92
196th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 92
197th Bucharest (Romania) 90
198th Pretoria (South Africa) 90
199th Tirana (Albania) 90
200th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 89
201st Sofia (Bulgaria) 89
202nd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 88
203rd Johannesburg (South Africa) 87
204th Cairo (Egypt) 87
205th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 86
206th Kraków (Poland) 86
207th Brasília (Brazil) 86
208th Wrocław (Poland) 85
209th Monterrey (Mexico) 85
210th Campinas (Brazil) 84
211th Florianopolis (Brazil) 84
212th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 83
213th Gaborone (Botswana) 83
214th Cochabamba (Bolivia) 83
215th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 82
216th Durban (South Africa) 82
217th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 81
218th Cape Town (South Africa) 81
219th Mumbai (India) 81
220th Kiev (Ukraine) 80
221st Recife (Brazil) 80
222nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 80
223rd Tijuana (Mexico) 80
224th Istanbul (Turkey) 80
225th Curitiba (Brazil) 79
226th Salvador (Brazil) 77
227th Asunción (Paraguay) 76
228th Baku (Azerbaijan) 76
229th Iasi (Romania) 76
230th Cancún (Mexico) 75
231st Queretaro (Mexico) 75
232nd Bogotá (Colombia) 75
233rd İzmir (Turkey) 75
234th Mexico City (Mexico) 74
235th Delhi (India) 74
236th Zapopan (Mexico) 74
237th Guadalajara (Mexico) 73
238th Medellín (Colombia) 72
239th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 71
240th Chişinău (Moldova) 71
241st Tunis (Tunisia) 71
242nd Kharkiv (Ukraine) 70
243rd San Luis Potosí (Mexico) 70
244th Ankara (Turkey) 68
245th Barranquilla (Colombia) 67
246th Bangalore (India) 67
247th Kolkata (India) 67
248th Chihuahua (Mexico) 66
249th Tbilisi (Georgia) 66
250th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 66
251st Mérida (Mexico) 64
252nd Bucaramanga (Colombia) 64
253rd Antalya (Turkey) 63
254th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 62
255th Hyderabad, India (India) 62
256th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 61
257th Madras (India) 59

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 Mar del Plata.

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