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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in New York, you will need $389 a month in Shanghai - the cost of living in New York is 2.57 times higher than in Shanghai.

New YorkShanghai
🚶 Cost of living One person
$3246
$1263
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6689
$3603
🏙️ Population
8.4M
23.4M
🏠 One person rent
$2065
$689
🏘️ Family rent
$2688
$1495
🍽️ Food Expenses
$661
$318
🚐 Transport Expenses
$330
$96.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5813
$1439
Cost of living in the World infographic

The calculator allows you to compare the cost of living and required salary adjustments in 9294 cities in 197 countries around the world.

The cost of living is calculated based on prices for rent, food, transport, and other living expenses for each city, which form a consumer basket assuming a moderate lifestyle and average consumption.

In the list of the best places to live, in addition to prices and salaries, we take into account 13 other indicators.

Cost of living by country

197 countries ranked from the most expensive to the cheapest ones

RankCountryCost of living
1Monaco
$3685
2Cayman Islands
$2476
3Switzerland
$2417
4Liechtenstein
$2245
5Singapore
$2124
6Luxembourg
$2119
7Ireland
$1999
8Iceland
$1928
9Norway
$1922
10United States
$1900
11Australia
$1845
12Qatar
$1801
13Denmark
$1753
14Bahamas
$1747
15United Kingdom
$1743
16Netherlands
$1675
17Israel
$1625
18New Zealand
$1617
19United Arab Emirates
$1600
20North Korea
$1572
21Canada
$1554
22Vanuatu
$1490
23Austria
$1485
24Antigua and Barbuda
$1464
25Belgium
$1436
26Malta
$1435
27Maldives
$1429
28Marshall Islands
$1422
29Finland
$1421
30Sweden
$1419
31France
$1407
32Japan
$1403
33Seychelles
$1384
34Germany
$1335
35Italy
$1295
36Kuwait
$1237
37Barbados
$1230
38Spain
$1215
39Curacao
$1202
40Cyprus
$1188
41Bahrain
$1187
42Solomon Islands
$1187
43Equatorial Guinea
$1185
44San Marino
$1168
45Andorra
$1165
46Lebanon
$1146
47Saint Kitts and Nevis
$1119
48Grenada
$1114
49Saint Lucia
$1112
50Panama
$1107
51South Korea
$1104
52Brunei
$1075
53Slovenia
$1069
54Samoa
$1069
55Turkmenistan
$1057
56Palau
$1038
57Ivory Coast
$1015
58Oman
$1006
59Trinidad and Tobago
$1001
60Angola
$992
61Zimbabwe
$986
62Laos
$985
63Senegal
$978
64Taiwan
$970
65Portugal
$967
66Libya
$962
67Estonia
$961
68Slovakia
$950
69Greece
$947
70Croatia
$942
71Niger
$925
72Jordan
$916
73Czech Republic
$915
74Saudi Arabia
$908
75Tonga
$899
76Belize
$892
77Mozambique
$888
78Fiji
$884
79Vatican City
$883
80Thailand
$882
81Latvia
$879
82Costa Rica
$874
83Palestine
$867
84Chile
$866
85Sao Tome and Principe
$860
86Uruguay
$846
87Lithuania
$839
88Jamaica
$835
89Dominica
$825
90South Africa
$817
91Burkina Faso
$808
92Nigeria
$807
93Myanmar
$805
94Honduras
$805
95El Salvador
$800
96Guatemala
$796
97Guyana
$791
98Ecuador
$787
99Poland
$781
100Bolivia
$779
101Iraq
$778
102Tanzania
$777
103Saint Vincent
$771
104Somalia
$766
105Hungary
$756
106Sierra Leone
$744
107Mauritania
$742
108Malawi
$742
109Central African Republic
$736
110Cambodia
$731
111Kenya
$727
112DR Congo
$726
113Namibia
$725
114Cape Verde
$722
115Peru
$712
116Sudan
$710
117Guinea
$708
118Ghana
$704
119Suriname
$702
120Montenegro
$695
121China
$693
122Dominican Republic
$679
123Serbia
$673
124Lesotho
$673
125Ethiopia
$669
126Cuba
$668
127Mauritius
$666
128Rwanda
$665
129Nauru
$662
130Benin
$650
131Cameroon
$642
132Vietnam
$640
133Russia
$635
134Togo
$631
135Nicaragua
$629
136Bulgaria
$627
137Romania
$617
138Malaysia
$617
139Uganda
$611
140Botswana
$608
141Morocco
$607
142Mongolia
$604
143Philippines
$603
144Tuvalu
$586
145Burundi
$583
146Zambia
$581
147Colombia
$578
148Armenia
$578
149Mexico
$576
150Comoros
$568
151Paraguay
$565
152Indonesia
$563
153Albania
$562
154Gabon
$561
155Bosnia and Herzegovina
$556
156Bhutan
$551
157Congo
$550
158Yemen
$546
159Moldova
$546
160Azerbaijan
$544
161Egypt
$543
162Mali
$543
163Georgia
$540
164Gambia
$536
165Iran
$535
166Madagascar
$533
167Brazil
$531
168Liberia
$530
169North Macedonia
$530
170Djibouti
$527
171Chad
$527
172Eritrea
$525
173Haiti
$515
174Papua New Guinea
$515
175Belarus
$510
176East Timor
$506
177South Sudan
$506
178Ukraine
$502
179Kiribati
$497
180Venezuela
$489
181Eswatini
$476
182Kazakhstan
$470
183Bangladesh
$463
184Turkey
$461
185Argentina
$453
186Sri Lanka
$445
187Uzbekistan
$434
188Kyrgyzstan
$430
189Nepal
$427
190Algeria
$427
191Guinea-Bissau
$423
192Tunisia
$416
193Tajikistan
$413
194India
$413
195Afghanistan
$375
196Pakistan
$374
197Syria
$368

Cost of living by city

70 cities ranked from the most expensive to the cheapest ones