Comparing the Cost of Living Around the World

Comparing The Cost of Living Around the World

The amount of money that’s needed to pay for day-to-day expenses like housing and food varies greatly from city to city. And some cities, like New York City, are known as especially expensive places to live.

So how do everyday expenses in New York City truly compare in costs to places like Beirut, Lebanon, or Bangalore, India?

This graphic by Victor Dépré (hypntic.data) uses 2022 data from Numbeo to compare the cost of living and purchasing power in 578 different cities around the world, using New York City as a benchmark for comparison.

The Cost of Living Index

Though New York City is widely recognized as one of the most expensive cities in the world, according to Numbeo—the world’s largest database of user-contributed data on cities and countries—there are a number of cities that are actually more expensive than the Big Apple.

Here’s a look at the comparative cost of living in 578 cities. For context, if a city has a cost of living index of 121, that means day-to-day expenses in it are 21% higher than New York’s, on average:

City Country Cost of Living Index
Hamilton Bermuda 149.0
Zurich Switzerland 131.2
Basel Switzerland 130.9
Zug Switzerland 128.1
Lugano Switzerland 124.0
Lausanne Switzerland 122.0
Beirut Lebanon 120.5
Bern Switzerland 118.2
Geneva Switzerland 114.1
Stavanger Norway 104.6
Honolulu, HI United States 103.7
Oslo Norway 102.3
Bergen Norway 100.4
New York, NY United States 100.0
Trondheim Norway 99.4
Tromso Norway 99.0
Reykjavik Iceland 97.6
Saint Helier Jersey 96.5
Santa Barbara, CA United States 95.0
Tel Aviv-Yafo Israel 94.5
Berkeley, CA United States 94.4
San Francisco, CA United States 93.9
Oakland, CA United States 92.9
Anchorage, AK United States 91.2
Santa Clara, CA United States 89.4
Petah Tikva Israel 88.9
Beersheba Israel 88.8
Seattle, WA United States 88.5
Copenhagen Denmark 88.3
Arhus Denmark 88.2
Haifa Israel 87.4
Jerusalem Israel 86.3
Nassau Bahamas 86.0
London United Kingdom 85.6
Tokyo Japan 85.6
Boston, MA United States 85.5
Nice France 84.6
Paris France 84.4
Queens, NY United States 84.0
Singapore Singapore 84.0
Washington, DC United States 83.7
Sydney Australia 83.2
Luxembourg Luxembourg 83.0
Espoo Finland 82.5
Aalborg Denmark 82.4
Pittsburgh, PA United States 82.4
Darwin Australia 82.1
Amsterdam Netherlands 80.8
Jersey City, NJ United States 80.8
Hong Kong Hong Kong 80.7
Breda Netherlands 80.6
Nanaimo, BC Canada 80.3
Auckland New Zealand 80.2
Haarlem Netherlands 79.8
Utrecht Netherlands 79.8
Brighton United Kingdom 79.6
Brisbane Australia 79.4
Philadelphia, PA United States 79.2
Los Angeles, CA United States 79.2
Minneapolis, MN United States 79.1
Turku Finland 79.1
Dublin Ireland 79.1
Stockholm Sweden 78.9
Birmingham, AL United States 78.8
Seoul South Korea 78.7
Eindhoven Netherlands 78.2
Odense Denmark 78.2
Miami, FL United States 78.0
Groningen Netherlands 77.9
Sacramento, CA United States 77.9
Nijmegen Netherlands 77.8
Munich Germany 77.5
Galway Ireland 77.4
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada 77.4
Innsbruck Austria 77.3
Perth Australia 77.3
Charleston, SC United States 77.3
Asheville, NC United States 77.3
Lyon France 77.2
Leiden Netherlands 77.2
Helsinki Finland 77.2
Chicago, IL United States 77.1
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States 76.9
Portland, OR United States 76.8
Melbourne Australia 76.8
Osaka Japan 76.7
Wellington New Zealand 76.7
Victoria Canada 76.7
Vancouver Canada 76.6
Atlanta, GA United States 76.6
Adelaide Australia 76.6
Lund Sweden 76.6
Toulouse France 76.6
Guelph Canada 76.4
Rotterdam Netherlands 76.2
Saint Paul, MN United States 76.2
Cork Ireland 76.2
Guildford United Kingdom 76.0
Plano, TX United States 75.9
Canberra Australia 75.9
Tampa, FL United States 75.8
Gold Coast Australia 75.8
Oxford United Kingdom 75.7
Nagoya Japan 75.6
Lincoln United Kingdom 75.6
York United Kingdom 75.5
San Diego, CA United States 75.5
Cleveland, OH United States 75.4
Omaha, NE United States 75.3
Leuven Belgium 75.3
Reading United Kingdom 75.3
Hamilton New Zealand 75.2
Denver, CO United States 75.2
Uppsala Sweden 75.1
Newcastle Australia 75.0
Halifax Canada 74.9
Milan Italy 74.8
Sliema Malta 74.8
Graz Austria 74.6
Brussels Belgium 74.4
Buffalo, NY United States 74.3
Toronto Canada 74.3
Colorado Springs, CO United States 74.3
Fremont, CA United States 74.1
Limerick Ireland 74.1
Salem, OR United States 74.0
The Hague (Den Haag) Netherlands 73.9
Hobart Australia 73.9
Christchurch New Zealand 73.9
Malmo Sweden 73.8
San Jose, CA United States 73.7
Nashville, TN United States 73.6
Enschede Netherlands 73.6
Olympia, WA United States 73.6
Maastricht Netherlands 73.6
Baltimore, MD United States 73.6
New Orleans, LA United States 73.6
Linz Austria 73.6
Calgary Canada 73.4
Edinburgh United Kingdom 73.2
Ottawa Canada 73.2
Milton Keynes United Kingdom 73.1
Manchester United Kingdom 73.1
Mississauga Canada 73.1
Cambridge United Kingdom 73.1
Gothenburg Sweden 73.0
Edmonton Canada 72.9
Parma Italy 72.8
Genoa Italy 72.8
Frankfurt Germany 72.8
Fort Collins, CO United States 72.8
Grenoble France 72.7
Bergamo Italy 72.6
Derby United Kingdom 72.6
Iowa City, IA United States 72.5
Delft Netherlands 72.5
Syracuse, NY United States 72.5
Everett, WA United States 72.4
Saskatoon Canada 72.3
Heidelberg Germany 72.1
Markham Canada 72.1
Hamburg Germany 72.0
Red Deer Canada 71.7
Surrey Canada 71.7
Trieste Italy 71.7
Rochester, NY United States 71.6
Milwaukee, WI United States 71.6
Albany, NY United States 71.5
Liverpool United Kingdom 71.4
Nottingham United Kingdom 71.3
Antwerp Belgium 71.3
Bristol United Kingdom 71.3
Tampere Finland 71.2
Portsmouth United Kingdom 71.2
Bonn Germany 71.1
Marseille France 71.1
Rome Italy 71.0
Tauranga New Zealand 70.9
Florence Italy 70.8
Plymouth United Kingdom 70.7
Detroit, MI United States 70.7
Reno, NV United States 70.7
Oulu Finland 70.6
Montreal Canada 70.6
Salzburg Austria 70.5
London Canada 70.5
Brampton Canada 70.4
Fort Worth, TX United States 70.4
Durham, NC United States 70.4
Winnipeg Canada 70.3
Ann Arbor, MI United States 70.3
Greensboro, NC United States 70.3
San Juan Puerto Rico 70.1
Charlotte, NC United States 70.1
Norwich United Kingdom 70.1
Gent Belgium 70.0
Exeter United Kingdom 69.9
Dortmund Germany 69.9
Long Beach, CA United States 69.9
Bologna Italy 69.8
North Vancouver Canada 69.8
Kelowna Canada 69.7
Columbus, OH United States 69.7
Brescia Italy 69.6
Eugene, OR United States 69.6
Macao Macao 69.6
Cologne Germany 69.6
Jacksonville, FL United States 69.5
Regina Canada 69.4
Phoenix, AZ United States 69.4
Des Moines, IA United States 69.3
Quebec City Canada 69.0
Fresno, CA United States 69.0
Berlin Germany 68.9
Cardiff United Kingdom 68.9
Windsor Canada 68.9
Glasgow United Kingdom 68.8
Kitchener Canada 68.7
Vancouver, WA United States 68.6
Kingston Canada 68.6
Augsburg Germany 68.5
Stuttgart Germany 68.4
Vienna Austria 68.4
Mannheim Germany 68.4
Las Vegas, NV United States 68.3
Boise, ID United States 68.3
Dusseldorf Germany 68.3
Raleigh, NC United States 68.2
Pisa Italy 68.2
Spokane, WA United States 68.1
Orlando, FL United States 68.1
Dayton, OH United States 68.0
Verona Italy 68.0
Dallas, TX United States 67.9
Richmond, VA United States 67.8
Louisville, KY United States 67.7
Southampton United Kingdom 67.6
Leeds United Kingdom 67.6
Treviso Italy 67.5
Madison, WI United States 67.3
Birmingham United Kingdom 67.3
Indianapolis, IN United States 67.1
Hanover Germany 67.0
Nuremberg Germany 67.0
Hamilton Canada 67.0
Coventry United Kingdom 66.9
Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom 66.9
Saint Louis, MO United States 66.8
Ulm Germany 66.7
Stoke-on-Trent United Kingdom 66.6
Austin, TX United States 66.5
Dundee United Kingdom 66.5
Saarbrucken Germany 66.3
Kansas City, MO United States 66.1
Cagliari Italy 66.1
Karlsruhe Germany 65.9
Sheffield United Kingdom 65.9
Taipei Taiwan 65.8
Belfast United Kingdom 65.7
Chattanooga, TN United States 65.7
Darmstadt Germany 65.5
Limassol Cyprus 65.3
Turin Italy 65.2
St.Catharines Canada 65.2
Best Netherlands 65.1
Toledo, OH United States 65.0
Salt Lake City, UT United States 65.0
Oklahoma City, OK United States 64.9
Padova Italy 64.9
Leicester United Kingdom 64.9
Freiburg im Breisgau Germany 64.7
Erlangen Germany 64.5
Nicosia Cyprus 64.5
Cincinnati, OH United States 64.4
Tucson, AZ United States 64.3
Dubai United Arab Emirates 64.3
Houston, TX United States 63.9
Bilbao Spain 63.8
Bournemouth United Kingdom 63.7
Mesa, AZ United States 63.7
Essen Germany 63.6
Albuquerque, NM United States 63.4
Aberdeen United Kingdom 63.4
Lexington, KY United States 62.9
Doha Qatar 62.9
Leipzig Germany 62.8
San Antonio, TX United States 62.6
Bari Italy 62.6
Dresden Germany 62.5
Tulsa, OK United States 62.4
Naples Italy 62.4
Memphis, TN United States 62.3
Bremen Germany 62.2
Akron, OH United States 62.2
Kingston upon Hull United Kingdom 62.1
Aachen Germany 61.8
Kaohsiung Taiwan 61.4
Regensburg Germany 61.4
Barcelona Spain 61.2
Little Rock, AR United States 59.3
Port of Spain Trinidad And Tobago 59.2
Madrid Spain 59.0
Palma de Mallorca Spain 59.0
Athens Greece 59.0
Wichita, KS United States 58.9
Patras Greece 58.7
Thessaloniki Greece 58.4
Palermo Italy 58.0
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 57.9
Larnaca Cyprus 57.4
Catania Italy 57.4
Male Maldives 57.3
Ljubljana Slovenia 57.2
Heraklion Greece 57.1
El Paso, TX United States 55.9
Havana Cuba 55.9
Tallinn Estonia 55.8
Zaragoza (Saragossa) Spain 54.8
Panama City Panama 54.5
Manama Bahrain 54.3
Shanghai China 53.9
Riyadh Saudi Arabia 53.9
Tartu Estonia 53.8
Vigo Spain 53.4
Seville (Sevilla) Spain 53.3
Valencia Spain 53.0
Paphos Cyprus 52.9
Makati Philippines 52.7
Ajman United Arab Emirates 52.6
Jeddah (Jiddah) Saudi Arabia 52.6
Malaga Spain 52.5
Amman Jordan 52.2
Granada Spain 52.0
Montevideo Uruguay 52.0
Prague Czech Republic 51.8
Murcia Spain 51.7
Lisbon Portugal 51.7
Maribor Slovenia 51.6
Split Croatia 51.6
Kingston Jamaica 51.6
Riga Latvia 51.5
Alicante Spain 51.5
Muscat Oman 51.2
Shenzhen China 51.1
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain 50.9
Dakar Senegal 50.9
Cascais Portugal 50.9
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain 50.5
Addis Ababa Ethiopia 50.5
Bangkok Thailand 50.4
Rijeka Croatia 50.1
Phnom Penh Cambodia 50.1
Zagreb Croatia 49.9
Beijing China 49.5
Bratislava Slovakia 49.4
Porto Portugal 49.4
Brno Czech Republic 49.3
Hangzhou China 49.2
Paramaribo Suriname 49.2
Funchal Portugal 49.2
Sharjah United Arab Emirates 49.0
Ad Dammam Saudi Arabia 48.5
Olomouc Czech Republic 48.2
Kosice Slovakia 48.2
Kuwait City Kuwait 48.0
San Jose Costa Rica 47.7
Coimbra Portugal 47.4
Abidjan Ivory Coast 47.1
Braga Portugal 47.0
Vilnius Lithuania 46.9
Ostrava Czech Republic 46.5
Aveiro Portugal 46.5
Budapest Hungary 46.1
Suzhou China 45.9
Harare Zimbabwe 45.7
Leiria Portugal 45.7
Santiago Chile 45.6
San Salvador El Salvador 45.3
Caracas Venezuela 45.3
Johannesburg South Africa 44.9
Kaunas Lithuania 44.7
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 44.7
Guatemala City Guatemala 44.6
Phuket Thailand 44.3
Warsaw Poland 43.9
Chengdu China 43.8
Osijek Croatia 43.6
Quezon City Philippines 43.3
Gdynia Poland 42.9
Bali Indonesia 42.9
Pretoria South Africa 42.8
Gaborone Botswana 42.7
Nanjing China 42.3
Sofia Bulgaria 42.2
Chiang Mai Thailand 42.2
Moscow Russia 42.2
Pattaya Thailand 42.1
Gdansk Poland 41.3
Krakow (Cracow) Poland 41.3
Wroclaw Poland 41.1
Guangzhou China 41.1
Cape Town South Africa 41.0
Jakarta Indonesia 40.9
Pecs Hungary 40.8
Manila Philippines 40.8
Poznan Poland 40.7
Quito Ecuador 40.5
Durban South Africa 40.3
Katowice Poland 40.3
Cluj-Napoca Romania 40.2
Bucharest Romania 40.1
Szeged Hungary 40.1
Belgrade Serbia 40.1
Debrecen Hungary 40.0
Petaling Jaya Malaysia 40.0
Marrakech Morocco 39.9
Podgorica Montenegro 39.3
Szczecin Poland 39.3
Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 39.3
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 39.3
Varna Bulgaria 39.1
Suva Fiji 39.0
Cebu Philippines 39.0
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 39.0
Cancun Mexico 38.9
Accra Ghana 38.7
Tirana Albania 38.7
Guayaquil Ecuador 38.6
Monterrey Mexico 38.5
Plovdiv Bulgaria 38.4
Sarajevo Bosnia And Herzegovina 38.4
Lublin Poland 38.0
Erbil (Irbil) Iraq 38.0
Santa Cruz Bolivia 38.0
Isfahan (Esfahan) Iran 38.0
Lodz Poland 37.9
Saint Petersburg Russia 37.8
Banja Luka Bosnia And Herzegovina 37.6
Penang Malaysia 37.6
La Paz Bolivia 37.5
Sao Paulo Brazil 37.5
Novi Sad Serbia 37.4
Mexico City Mexico 37.4
Lagos Nigeria 37.3
Constanta Romania 37.3
Iasi Romania 37.1
Hanoi Vietnam 36.9
Tangier Morocco 36.9
Brasilia Brazil 36.8
Burgas Bulgaria 36.8
Baguio Philippines 36.7
Rio de Janeiro Brazil 36.7
Brasov Romania 36.6
Casablanca Morocco 36.6
Damascus Syria 36.4
Sibiu Romania 36.2
Timisoara Romania 36.2
Kampala Uganda 36.0
Nairobi Kenya 35.9
Merida Mexico 35.7
Rabat Morocco 35.7
Qingdao, Shandong China 35.5
Queretaro Mexico 35.4
Bandung Indonesia 35.4
Oradea Romania 35.4
Buenos Aires Argentina 35.3
Dhaka Bangladesh 35.1
Skopje North Macedonia 34.9
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 34.9
Craiova Romania 34.9
Agadir Morocco 34.8
Baghdad Iraq 34.8
Surabaya Indonesia 34.7
Lima Peru 34.6
Arad Romania 34.5
Florianopolis Brazil 34.4
Cuenca Ecuador 34.2
Kiev (Kyiv) Ukraine 34.1
Gurgaon India 34.1
Guadalajara Mexico 34.1
Kazan Russia 34.0
Yerevan Armenia 34.0
Dar es Salaam Tanzania 34.0
Nizhny Novgorod Russia 33.9
Colombo Sri Lanka 33.6
Lusaka Zambia 33.6
Nis Serbia 33.4
Yekaterinburg Russia 33.2
Minsk Belarus 32.8
Krasnodar Russia 32.7
Mashhad Iran 32.5
Belo Horizonte Brazil 32.5
Cairo Egypt 32.4
Porto Alegre Brazil 32.3
Kigali Rwanda 32.3
Novosibirsk Russia 32.3
Rostov-na-donu Russia 32.1
Odessa (Odesa) Ukraine 31.9
Chisinau Moldova 31.8
Curitiba Brazil 31.8
Baku Azerbaijan 31.6
Tehran Iran 31.5
Istanbul Turkey 31.1
Tbilisi Georgia 31.0
Yogyakarta Indonesia 30.8
Asuncion Paraguay 30.6
Kharkiv Ukraine 30.5
Astana (Nur-Sultan) Kazakhstan 30.3
Chandigarh India 30.3
Almaty Kazakhstan 30.2
Tunis Tunisia 29.9
Kathmandu Nepal 29.9
Algiers Algeria 29.8
Lviv Ukraine 29.7
Tashkent Uzbekistan 29.4
Mumbai India 29.3
Dnipro Ukraine 29.3
Noida India 29.2
Medellin Colombia 28.8
Alexandria Egypt 28.4
Barranquilla Colombia 28.4
Navi Mumbai India 28.4
Izmir Turkey 28.4
Delhi India 28.2
Bangalore India 28.2
Bogota Colombia 27.9
Goa India 27.7
Pune India 27.6
Ghaziabad India 27.6
Thane India 27.5
Ranchi India 27.3
Ankara Turkey 27.2
Hyderabad India 26.6
Faridabad India 26.6
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 26.6
Pristina Kosovo (Disputed Territory) 26.2
Chennai India 26.1
Ahmedabad India 26.0
Kolkata India 26.0
Cali Colombia 25.8
Guwahati India 25.6
Lucknow (Lakhnau) India 25.4
Madurai India 25.4
Surat India 25.3
Vadodara India 25.3
Vijayawada India 25.0
Ludhiana India 24.9
Cyberjaya, Selangor Malaysia 24.9
Raipur India 24.8
Dehradun India 24.8
Nashik India 24.6
Indore India 24.5
Rajkot India 24.5
Nagpur India 24.4
Ernakulam India 24.0
Visakhapatnam India 24.0
Jaipur India 24.0
Patna India 24.0
Mangalore India 23.7
Bucaramanga Colombia 23.7
Coimbatore India 23.5
Bhopal India 23.4
Bhubaneswar India 23.3
Mysore India 23.2
Kochi India 22.9
Agra India 22.8
Jammu India 22.0
Thiruvananthapuram India 21.8
Kozhikode (Calicut) India 21.6
Lahore Pakistan 21.5
Islamabad Pakistan 21.5
Kabul Afghanistan 21.4
Thrissur India 21.3
Kanpur India 20.8
Karachi Pakistan 20.8
Rawalpindi Pakistan 20.5
Multan Pakistan 18.7
Peshawar Pakistan 18.6

Bermuda’s capital city Hamilton ranks first on the list, with a cost of living that’s nearly 50% higher than New York’s.

Why is Hamilton so expensive? One reason is that nearly everything needs to be imported onto the tiny British archipelago—things like gas, groceries, and clothes—so it’s likely that prices in the territory are steep as a result.

Second on the list is Zurich, Switzerland, where expenses are roughly 30% higher than New York City. Food and beverages are particularly expensive in the region—according to the dataset, groceries are 58% more expensive than groceries in NYC, and restaurant prices are 55% higher.

However, it’s worth noting that while Zurich ranks high on the cost of living index, the city’s purchasing power is also strong, which we will dive into in the next section.

The Local Purchasing Power Index

Purchasing power is a metric that’s used to gauge the number of goods and services someone on an average salary can buy in that specific city.

Taking a look again at Zurich, consumers in the city have about 30% more purchasing power than New York City residents on average, despite having higher costs.

City Country Local Purchasing Power Index
Houston, TX United States 173.0
Dallas, TX United States 170.7
Ann Arbor, MI United States 160.0
Austin, TX United States 158.2
Fremont, CA United States 157.4
San Jose, CA United States 157.4
Jersey City, NJ United States 155.9
Santa Clara, CA United States 155.4
Columbus, OH United States 151.3
Seattle, WA United States 145.4
Charlotte, NC United States 144.9
Jacksonville, FL United States 144.3
Raleigh, NC United States 144.1
Zug Switzerland 143.4
Salt Lake City, UT United States 140.6
San Antonio, TX United States 137.7
Colorado Springs, CO United States 137.6
Baltimore, MD United States 136.1
Phoenix, AZ United States 135.9
Chicago, IL United States 135.3
San Francisco, CA United States 133.2
Madison, WI United States 132.1
Tulsa, OK United States 132.1
Erlangen Germany 131.8
Little Rock, AR United States 131.1
Richmond, VA United States 130.9
Atlanta, GA United States 130.7
Denver, CO United States 130.0
Zurich Switzerland 129.8
Albany, NY United States 129.8
Cyberjaya, Selangor Malaysia 128.5
Oklahoma City, OK United States 128.0
San Diego, CA United States 127.9
Kansas City, MO United States 127.2
Lausanne Switzerland 127.0
Los Angeles, CA United States 126.1
Vancouver, WA United States 126.1
Cleveland, OH United States 125.3
Cincinnati, OH United States 125.2
Las Vegas, NV United States 124.8
Buffalo, NY United States 124.4
Red Deer Canada 123.9
Orlando, FL United States 123.3
Hamilton New Zealand 123.2
Saint Louis, MO United States 123.2
Albuquerque, NM United States 122.4
Washington, DC United States 121.8
Indianapolis, IN United States 121.5
Charleston, SC United States 121.3
Geneva Switzerland 120.6
Derby United Kingdom 119.8
Wichita, KS United States 119.2
Newcastle Australia 118.9
El Paso, TX United States 118.8
Anchorage, AK United States 118.6
Aachen Germany 116.5
Fresno, CA United States 116.4
Boston, MA United States 115.7
Nuremberg Germany 115.7
Philadelphia, PA United States 115.6
Pittsburgh, PA United States 115.5
Minneapolis, MN United States 114.7
Calgary Canada 114.2
Fort Worth, TX United States 112.6
Bern Switzerland 112.5
Spokane, WA United States 112.4
Lugano Switzerland 112.0
Oakland, CA United States 111.7
Basel Switzerland 111.5
Nashville, TN United States 111.5
Detroit, MI United States 110.1
North Vancouver Canada 110.1
Perth Australia 110.0
Long Beach, CA United States 110.0
Dusseldorf Germany 110.0
Memphis, TN United States 110.0
Louisville, KY United States 109.7
Edmonton Canada 109.5
Darwin Australia 109.4
Milwaukee, WI United States 109.2
Dresden Germany 109.1
Stuttgart Germany 109.0
Olympia, WA United States 108.8
Markham Canada 108.7
Coventry United Kingdom 108.7
Darmstadt Germany 108.5
Des Moines, IA United States 108.4
Portland, OR United States 108.1
Ulm Germany 107.4
Frankfurt Germany 106.9
Saint Paul, MN United States 106.6
Cardiff United Kingdom 106.2
Omaha, NE United States 106.0
Berlin Germany 105.9
Queens, NY United States 105.7
Dortmund Germany 105.6
Plano, TX United States 105.4
Canberra Australia 105.1
Lund Sweden 104.9
Durham, NC United States 104.8
Sydney Australia 104.5
Adelaide Australia 104.2
Oxford United Kingdom 104.0
Regina Canada 104.0
Brisbane Australia 103.8
Brampton Canada 103.5
Mesa, AZ United States 103.4
Regensburg Germany 103.3
Karlsruhe Germany 103.0
Akron, OH United States 102.9
Bangalore India 102.6
Lexington, KY United States 102.4
Melbourne Australia 102.2
Heidelberg Germany 102.2
Aberdeen United Kingdom 102.0
Everett, WA United States 101.8
Hobart Australia 101.6
Winnipeg Canada 101.6
Sacramento, CA United States 101.4
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States 101.3
Toronto Canada 101.3
Gold Coast Australia 101.2
Gothenburg Sweden 101.2
Hamburg Germany 101.1
Oulu Finland 101.1
Dubai United Arab Emirates 101.1
Aalborg Denmark 100.9
Reading United Kingdom 100.9
London Canada 100.4
Fort Collins, CO United States 100.3
Luxembourg Luxembourg 100.2
Rochester, NY United States 100.1
New York, NY United States 100.0
Mississauga Canada 99.7
Southampton United Kingdom 98.4
Tampa, FL United States 98.3
Surrey Canada 98.1
Stoke-on-Trent United Kingdom 97.9
Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom 97.7
Best Netherlands 97.2
Reno, NV United States 96.9
Turku Finland 96.8
Limerick Ireland 96.5
Glasgow United Kingdom 96.4
Bonn Germany 95.7
Hanover Germany 95.6
Arhus Denmark 95.5
Stockholm Sweden 95.4
Marseille France 95.3
Munich Germany 95.2
Mannheim Germany 95.1
Odense Denmark 94.8
Amsterdam Netherlands 94.5
Freiburg im Breisgau Germany 94.5
Ottawa Canada 94.3
Asheville, NC United States 94.2
Santa Barbara, CA United States 93.9
Exeter United Kingdom 93.9
Enschede Netherlands 93.8
Miami, FL United States 93.7
Ad Dammam Saudi Arabia 93.6
New Orleans, LA United States 92.9
Cambridge United Kingdom 92.9
Greensboro, NC United States 92.7
Riyadh Saudi Arabia 92.7
Leicester United Kingdom 92.6
Delft Netherlands 91.7
Chattanooga, TN United States 91.7
Nottingham United Kingdom 91.6
Belfast United Kingdom 91.6
Rotterdam Netherlands 91.4
Tampere Finland 91.4
Singapore Singapore 91.3
Manchester United Kingdom 91.3
Copenhagen Denmark 90.7
Toledo, OH United States 90.5
Espoo Finland 90.3
Antwerp Belgium 90.3
Christchurch New Zealand 90.2
Toulouse France 90.1
Liverpool United Kingdom 90.1
Montreal Canada 89.9
Doha Qatar 89.9
Tromso Norway 89.5
Honolulu, HI United States 89.2
Salem, OR United States 89.2
Victoria Canada 89.1
Cologne Germany 89.1
Sheffield United Kingdom 89.1
Lincoln United Kingdom 89.0
London United Kingdom 88.8
Tokyo Japan 88.6
The Hague (Den Haag) Netherlands 88.5
Leeds United Kingdom 88.5
Saskatoon Canada 88.2
Eugene, OR United States 88.2
Trondheim Norway 88.0
Edinburgh United Kingdom 88.0
Halifax Canada 87.9
Vancouver Canada 87.7
Pretoria South Africa 87.3
Quebec City Canada 87.2
Bergen Norway 87.0
Brussels Belgium 87.0
Eindhoven Netherlands 86.9
Kingston upon Hull United Kingdom 86.6
Nijmegen Netherlands 86.5
Maastricht Netherlands 86.5
Muscat Oman 86.5
Hamilton Canada 86.4
Stavanger Norway 85.9
Berkeley, CA United States 85.8
Wellington New Zealand 85.5
Saarbrucken Germany 85.4
Oslo Norway 85.2
Iowa City, IA United States 85.0
Portsmouth United Kingdom 85.0
Birmingham, AL United States 84.9
Malmo Sweden 84.9
Bristol United Kingdom 84.8
Cork Ireland 84.5
Tauranga New Zealand 84.4
Breda Netherlands 84.3
Plymouth United Kingdom 84.0
Uppsala Sweden 83.9
Tucson, AZ United States 83.7
Leuven Belgium 83.6
Helsinki Finland 83.5
Lyon France 82.7
Boise, ID United States 82.6
Dundee United Kingdom 82.4
Essen Germany 81.9
Dublin Ireland 81.8
Birmingham United Kingdom 81.8
Osaka Japan 81.6
Grenoble France 81.6
Granada Spain 81.6
Saint Helier Jersey 80.4
Paris France 80.2
Beersheba Israel 80.1
Augsburg Germany 79.9
Alicante Spain 79.9
Leipzig Germany 79.8
Norwich United Kingdom 79.7
Jerusalem Israel 79.6
Guelph Canada 79.6
Vienna Austria 79.6
Hamilton Bermuda 79.4
Auckland New Zealand 79.2
Dayton, OH United States 79.2
Graz Austria 79.0
Guildford United Kingdom 78.8
Navi Mumbai India 78.7
Murcia Spain 78.5
Linz Austria 78.4
Syracuse, NY United States 78.4
Groningen Netherlands 78.3
Utrecht Netherlands 77.9
Salzburg Austria 77.8
Haifa Israel 77.6
Kelowna Canada 77.5
Gent Belgium 77.4
Leiden Netherlands 77.2
Haarlem Netherlands 77.1
Bremen Germany 77.1
Bournemouth United Kingdom 76.5
Jeddah (Jiddah) Saudi Arabia 76.1
Cape Town South Africa 75.8
Kingston Canada 75.4
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 75.2
Vigo Spain 75.0
Gurgaon India 74.9
Reykjavik Iceland 74.8
Brighton United Kingdom 74.8
Madrid Spain 74.8
Seoul South Korea 74.5
Qingdao, Shandong China 74.0
Milton Keynes United Kingdom 73.9
Kitchener Canada 73.9
Durban South Africa 73.9
Thiruvananthapuram India 73.7
York United Kingdom 73.5
Petah Tikva Israel 72.9
Nanjing China 72.9
Johannesburg South Africa 72.2
Prague Czech Republic 72.0
Galway Ireland 71.9
St.Catharines Canada 71.2
Seville (Sevilla) Spain 71.0
Barcelona Spain 70.8
Tel Aviv-Yafo Israel 70.2
Guangzhou China 70.1
Valencia Spain 70.0
Zaragoza (Saragossa) Spain 69.3
Brescia Italy 69.1
Shenzhen China 69.0
Kuwait City Kuwait 68.8
Innsbruck Austria 68.0
Maribor Slovenia 68.0
Macao Macao 67.3
Turin Italy 67.2
Krakow (Cracow) Poland 67.1
San Juan Puerto Rico 66.7
Padova Italy 66.6
Thane India 66.1
Warsaw Poland 66.0
Penang Malaysia 65.9
Malaga Spain 65.8
Hong Kong Hong Kong 65.7
Bilbao Spain 65.5
Ostrava Czech Republic 65.2
Brno Czech Republic 65.1
Bari Italy 65.0
Hangzhou China 65.0
Tallinn Estonia 64.9
Kaunas Lithuania 64.9
Gdansk Poland 64.4
Nice France 64.2
Katowice Poland 64.0
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 64.0
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain 63.8
Bergamo Italy 63.3
Palma de Mallorca Spain 63.2
Raipur India 63.2
Verona Italy 63.1
Trieste Italy 63.0
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada 62.8
Manama Bahrain 62.6
Bratislava Slovakia 62.6
Noida India 62.6
Vilnius Lithuania 62.1
Treviso Italy 62.0
Olomouc Czech Republic 61.3
Paphos Cyprus 61.2
Petaling Jaya Malaysia 60.9
Parma Italy 60.7
Tartu Estonia 60.5
Delhi India 60.4
Nicosia Cyprus 60.3
Ljubljana Slovenia 60.2
Lublin Poland 60.2
Wroclaw Poland 59.9
Kochi India 59.5
Taipei Taiwan 59.3
Bologna Italy 58.9
Palermo Italy 58.9
Suzhou China 58.8
Jammu India 58.4
Poznan Poland 58.3
Windsor Canada 58.0
Lodz Poland 57.8
Yekaterinburg Russia 57.8
Cagliari Italy 57.7
Nanaimo, BC Canada 57.5
Nagoya Japan 57.4
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain 56.7
Sharjah United Arab Emirates 56.7
Osijek Croatia 56.4
Naples Italy 56.2
Chengdu China 56.0
Limassol Cyprus 55.8
Kaohsiung Taiwan 55.5
Larnaca Cyprus 55.3
Sofia Bulgaria 55.3
Zagreb Croatia 55.1
Catania Italy 54.6
Ghaziabad India 54.6
Thrissur India 54.4
Timisoara Romania 54.3
Bhubaneswar India 54.2
Milan Italy 54.0
Pune India 53.7
Florence Italy 53.4
Bucharest Romania 53.2
Beijing China 53.1
Cluj-Napoca Romania 53.1
Shanghai China 53.0
Coimbra Portugal 53.0
Craiova Romania 52.9
Riga Latvia 52.8
Budapest Hungary 52.7
Pisa Italy 52.1
Genoa Italy 51.6
Jaipur India 51.5
Gaborone Botswana 51.4
Rome Italy 51.3
Kosice Slovakia 51.2
Hyderabad India 51.2
Szczecin Poland 51.1
Faridabad India 51.1
Queretaro Mexico 51.0
Arad Romania 51.0
Gdynia Poland 50.6
Kozhikode (Calicut) India 50.0
Debrecen Hungary 49.9
Leiria Portugal 49.7
Moscow Russia 49.6
Szeged Hungary 49.5
Oradea Romania 49.5
Ajman United Arab Emirates 48.3
Lisbon Portugal 48.3
Sibiu Romania 48.3
Kiev (Kyiv) Ukraine 48.2
Lucknow (Lakhnau) India 48.2
Sliema Malta 48.0
Mumbai India 48.0
Mangalore India 47.9
Pristina Kosovo (Disputed Territory) 47.5
Pecs Hungary 47.2
Nassau Bahamas 46.7
Funchal Portugal 46.5
Chandigarh India 46.5
Ernakulam India 46.5
Mysore India 46.5
Braga Portugal 46.3
Varna Bulgaria 46.3
Chennai India 46.3
Vadodara India 46.1
Bhopal India 45.8
Plovdiv Bulgaria 45.6
Constanta Romania 45.4
Porto Portugal 44.9
Rajkot India 44.8
Suva Fiji 44.7
Brasov Romania 44.7
Kolkata India 44.7
Iasi Romania 44.1
Aveiro Portugal 43.9
Sarajevo Bosnia And Herzegovina 43.7
Rijeka Croatia 43.6
Brasilia Brazil 43.5
Monterrey Mexico 43.0
San Jose Costa Rica 42.9
Novi Sad Serbia 42.7
Visakhapatnam India 42.7
Split Croatia 42.5
Nagpur India 42.5
Burgas Bulgaria 42.4
Surat India 42.0
Cascais Portugal 41.2
Astana (Nur-Sultan) Kazakhstan 41.0
Saint Petersburg Russia 40.8
Port of Spain Trinidad And Tobago 40.7
Coimbatore India 40.7
Nis Serbia 40.4
Dehradun India 40.4
Athens Greece 40.0
Indore India 40.0
Erbil (Irbil) Iraq 39.9
Guwahati India 39.6
Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 39.4
Ankara Turkey 39.1
Ahmedabad India 39.1
Baghdad Iraq 39.0
Kanpur India 38.8
Ranchi India 38.6
Novosibirsk Russia 38.4
Banja Luka Bosnia And Herzegovina 38.3
Lviv Ukraine 38.3
Cancun Mexico 38.2
Thessaloniki Greece 37.9
Lusaka Zambia 37.5
Patras Greece 37.4
Vijayawada India 37.2
Skopje North Macedonia 37.0
Rostov-na-donu Russia 36.9
Patna India 36.8
Mexico City Mexico 36.7
Krasnodar Russia 36.6
Goa India 36.3
Belgrade Serbia 36.1
Heraklion Greece 36.0
Podgorica Montenegro 36.0
Guadalajara Mexico 36.0
Ludhiana India 35.8
Nashik India 35.3
Izmir Turkey 35.2
Nizhny Novgorod Russia 35.0
Rabat Morocco 34.7
La Paz Bolivia 34.6
Chisinau Moldova 34.4
Casablanca Morocco 34.1
Kharkiv Ukraine 34.0
Almaty Kazakhstan 33.6
Merida Mexico 33.5
Kazan Russia 33.5
Tangier Morocco 33.2
Santa Cruz Bolivia 32.9
Medellin Colombia 32.8
Madurai India 32.8
Odessa (Odesa) Ukraine 32.7
Dnipro Ukraine 32.7
Panama City Panama 32.3
Curitiba Brazil 32.3
Santiago Chile 32.1
Guayaquil Ecuador 31.4
Agadir Morocco 31.4
Tirana Albania 31.2
Minsk Belarus 31.2
Porto Alegre Brazil 31.2
Cali Colombia 31.1
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 30.9
Montevideo Uruguay 30.8
Cuenca Ecuador 30.8
Hanoi Vietnam 30.7
Bucaramanga Colombia 30.4
Marrakech Morocco 30.0
Chiang Mai Thailand 29.9
Bangkok Thailand 29.8
Quito Ecuador 29.7
Yerevan Armenia 29.7
Amman Jordan 29.5
Tbilisi Georgia 29.5
Islamabad Pakistan 29.5
Florianopolis Brazil 29.3
Sao Paulo Brazil 29.2
Nairobi Kenya 29.2
Karachi Pakistan 29.2
Lima Peru 28.9
Istanbul Turkey 28.7
Male Maldives 28.5
Baku Azerbaijan 28.0
Agra India 27.9
Asuncion Paraguay 27.4
Phuket Thailand 27.3
Barranquilla Colombia 27.0
Buenos Aires Argentina 26.9
Kigali Rwanda 26.4
Kingston Jamaica 26.1
Bogota Colombia 26.1
Peshawar Pakistan 26.0
Jakarta Indonesia 25.3
Multan Pakistan 25.1
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 25.0
Guatemala City Guatemala 24.4
Cairo Egypt 24.4
Lahore Pakistan 24.4
Tunis Tunisia 24.2
Dhaka Bangladesh 23.8
Surabaya Indonesia 23.6
Pattaya Thailand 23.3
Kathmandu Nepal 23.2
Dakar Senegal 23.1
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 23.1
Rawalpindi Pakistan 22.9
Isfahan (Esfahan) Iran 22.8
Kabul Afghanistan 22.8
Mashhad Iran 22.7
Tashkent Uzbekistan 22.6
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 22.2
Manila Philippines 22.2
San Salvador El Salvador 21.8
Bandung Indonesia 21.8
Algiers Algeria 21.8
Accra Ghana 21.1
Belo Horizonte Brazil 21.0
Makati Philippines 20.6
Alexandria Egypt 20.3
Quezon City Philippines 19.7
Rio de Janeiro Brazil 18.9
Baguio Philippines 18.7
Colombo Sri Lanka 18.6
Harare Zimbabwe 17.6
Cebu Philippines 17.6
Paramaribo Suriname 16.4
Caracas Venezuela 15.9
Beirut Lebanon 15.4
Phnom Penh Cambodia 14.8
Tehran Iran 14.6
Bali Indonesia 14.1
Dar es Salaam Tanzania 13.5
Yogyakarta Indonesia 12.2
Addis Ababa Ethiopia 9.8
Kampala Uganda 9.8
Lagos Nigeria 8.3
Abidjan Ivory Coast 6.3
Damascus Syria 5.0
Havana Cuba 1.6

In contrast, the average consumer in Hamilton, Bermuda has a relatively low purchasing power. Based on the average net salary in the city, consumers can afford about 30% less than people in New York City.

Inflation Continues to Drive Prices Up

Amidst rising inflation and increased prices for consumer goods, cost of living has become top of mind for many people around the world.

Since late 2021, the world has been experiencing a cost of living crisis, largely because of pent-up demand following the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with supply chain issues and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

But according to UBS Chief Economist Paul Donovan, we’ve likely seen the worst of it, and inflation is likely to decrease across the globe in the second half of the year.

The post Comparing the Cost of Living Around the World appeared first on Visual Capitalist.

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