Visualizing the Cost of Living in 540 Cities Around the World


The dot plot below shows the cost of living index for 540 cities around the world. This index measures how expensive it is to live in a given city. Higher numbers indicate higher costs. New York is used as the baseline city with a cost of living index of 100, to which all other cities are compared.

Each circle represents a city. The y-axis shows the cost of living and the x-axis shows the country. Hover over individual circles for additional information.


Data for this visual comes from The 2018 Numbeo Cost of Living Index.