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 Zurich (Switzerland) 260
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 254
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 241
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 240
5th New York City (United States) 239
6th London (United Kingdom) 237
7th Hong Kong 234
8th Lausanne (Switzerland) 220
9th Dublin (Ireland) 204
10th Los Angeles, California (United States) 201
11th Reykjavik (Iceland) 201
12th Washington D.C. (United States) 200
13th Sydney (Australia) 198
14th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 198
15th Singapore 197
16th San Jose, California (United States) 195
17th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 195
18th Seattle, Washington (United States) 193
19th Trondheim (Norway) 191
20th San Diego, California (United States) 190
21st Paris (France) 190
22nd Auckland (New Zealand) 188
23rd Copenhagen (Denmark) 188
24th Tel Aviv (Israel) 187
25th Miami, Florida (United States) 186
26th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 185
27th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 181
28th Portland, Oregon (United States) 176
29th Denver, Colorado (United States) 175
30th Luxembourg 175
31st Vancouver (Canada) 172
32nd Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 171
33rd Toronto (Canada) 170
34th Wellington (New Zealand) 169
35th Utrecht (Netherlands) 165
36th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 165
37th Melbourne (Australia) 165
38th Doha (Qatar) 162
39th Dallas, Texas (United States) 161
40th Helsinki (Finland) 160
41st Hamburg (Germany) 160
42nd Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 160
43rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 160
44th Bristol (United Kingdom) 159
45th Austin, Texas (United States) 159
46th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 159
47th Tokyo (Japan) 158
48th Brisbane (Australia) 158
49th Munich (Germany) 157
50th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 157
51st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 157
52nd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 156
53rd Stockholm (Sweden) 156
54th Tampa, Florida (United States) 155
55th Ottawa (Canada) 154
56th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 153
57th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 153
58th Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
59th The Hague (Netherlands) 152
60th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 151
61st Manchester (United Kingdom) 150
62nd Cork (Ireland) 150
63rd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 148
64th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 147
65th Edmonton (Canada) 147
66th Lyon (France) 146
67th Valletta (Malta) 146
68th Houston, Texas (United States) 145
69th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 145
70th Brussels (Belgium) 145
71st Gothenburg (Sweden) 144
72nd Adelaide (Australia) 144
73rd Berlin (Germany) 143
74th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 142
75th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 142
76th Milan (Italy) 142
77th Montreal (Canada) 141
78th Belfast (United Kingdom) 141
79th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 140
80th Stuttgart (Germany) 140
81st Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 139
82nd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 138
83rd Seoul (South Korea) 137
84th Shanghai (China) 135
85th Malmo (Sweden) 135
86th Boise, Idaho (United States) 134
87th Florence (Italy) 132
88th Barcelona (Spain) 130
89th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 129
90th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 127
91st Madrid (Spain) 125
92nd Bilbao (Spain) 123
93rd Quebec City (Canada) 121
94th Lisbon (Portugal) 120
95th Valencia (Spain) 118
96th Taipei (Taiwan) 116
97th Muscat (Oman) 113
98th Panama City (Panama) 112
99th Montevideo (Uruguay) 109
100th Athens (Greece) 109
101st Oporto (Portugal) 107
102nd Malaga (Spain) 107
103rd Bangkok (Thailand) 104
104th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 104
105th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 104
106th Riga (Latvia) 102
107th Johannesburg (South Africa) 101
108th Seville (Spain) 101
109th Zagreb (Croatia) 101
110th Amman (Jordan) 100
111th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
112th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 97
113th Murcia (Spain) 97
114th Caracas (Venezuela) 95
115th Manila (Philippines) 94
116th Cape Town (South Africa) 94
117th Santiago (Chile) 92
118th San Salvador (El Salvador) 92
119th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 92
120th Pretoria (South Africa) 91
121st Guatemala City (Guatemala) 90
122nd Moscow (Russia) 89
123rd Warsaw (Poland) 87
124th Tijuana (Mexico) 86
125th Monterrey (Mexico) 85
126th Budapest (Hungary) 85
127th Mexico City (Mexico) 85
128th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 85
129th Quito (Ecuador) 84
130th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 84
131st Casablanca (Morocco) 84
132nd São Paulo (Brazil) 82
133rd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 80
134th Kraków (Poland) 79
135th Puebla (Mexico) 78
136th Queretaro (Mexico) 78
137th Brasília (Brazil) 78
138th Jakarta (Indonesia) 77
139th Bucharest (Romania) 77
140th Nairobi (Kenya) 76
141st Valparaiso (Chile) 76
142nd Lima (Peru) 75
143rd Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 75
144th Guadalajara (Mexico) 74
145th Campinas (Brazil) 74
146th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 73
147th Florianopolis (Brazil) 72
148th Kyiv (Ukraine) 72
149th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 71
150th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 71
151st Curitiba (Brazil) 70
152nd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 67
153rd Bogotá (Colombia) 67
154th Salvador (Brazil) 66
155th Delhi (India) 61
156th Medellín (Colombia) 61
157th Barranquilla (Colombia) 60
158th Cairo (Egypt) 60
159th Asunción (Paraguay) 60
160th Bangalore (India) 60
161st Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 58
162nd Baku (Azerbaijan) 58
163rd Arequipa (Peru) 58
164th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 57
165th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 56
166th Pune (India) 52
167th Istanbul (Turkey) 47
168th Ankara (Turkey) 43

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 Porto Alegre.

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