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America Expat Cost of Living Comparison

America Expat Cost of Living Comparison

Overall American countries and cities are extremely diverse ranging from the most developed, wealthy, technologically advanced and urbanised, through to some of the poorest, least developed as well as remote locations in the world, with a corresponding wide range in the cost of living. The cost of living is very high in high density, popular locations where demand for limited space, goods and services (housing, transport, education etc) often exceeds supply such as in San Francisco, Manhattan and San Jose. However in the most remote as well as in the poorest, least developed locations, the cost of importing, transporting and providing the international standard of goods and services that expatriates demand, also make them extremely expensive locations to maintain the lifestyle that they are used to.




What is most expensive city in America in 2021?

San Francisco CA is the most expensive city for Expats in America with an overall Cost of Living Index (COLI), for all 13 basket groups, of 114.07 (New York =100), mainly due to extremely high housing costs (which counts for around 30% of the overall cost of living for most Expats), as well as costly healthcare and personal care.





Saint George's Second Most Expensive City in America

Saint George's in Grenada is the second most expensive city for Expats in America with an overall Cost of Living Index (COLI), for all 13 basket groups, of 108.12 (New York =100).





Hamilton Third Most Expensive City in America

Hamilton in Bermuda is the third most expensive city for Expats in America with an overall Cost of Living Index (COLI), for all 13 basket groups, of 107.89 (New York =100).





Where does this expat cost of living information for America come from?

Xpatulator.com has been created to calculate expatriate pay using online calculators and an extensive database of cost of living and hardship indexes, for 780 international locations. The database is updated quarterly. Subscribers use this information to ensure expatriate salary spending power is maintained when on an international assignment. Salary spending power is affected by cost of living, hardship and exchange rate differences between the home and host location.


What is the cost of living comparison for America?

A cost of living comparison involves using a Cost of Living Index (COLI) as a numerical way of comparing cost of living, either over time, or by comparing the cost of living in different geographical locations. When comparing the cost of living between different locations the difference in the cost of living is expressed as an index by dividing the cost of living in Location A by the cost of living in Location B. The cost of living index indicates the difference in the cost of living between the two locations. The COLI for the most expensive cities in America is the result of dividing each locations cost of living by the cost of living in New York NY (USA) using all 13 basket groups. New York therefore has a COLI of 100 for global comparison purposes.




What are the top 10 most expensive cities to live in America?

The top 10 most expensive cities in America for an Expat as at January 2021 are as follows:


Cost of Living Review for America as at January 2021

For more, read a free cost of living review for the following locations in America as at January 2021:


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