World Cost of Living API

World Cost of Living API

Dive into the heartbeat of cities worldwide with the World Cost of Living API. Uncover the economic rhythms, revealing essentials' prices—housing, groceries, transportation, and entertainment. This API empowers informed decisions by providing insights into average salaries and purchasing power, guiding you through the dynamic realm of global living costs.

About the API:

Embark on a global economic journey with the World Cost of Living API, a comprehensive tool that allows you to delve into the heartbeat of cities worldwide. This API serves as a virtual compass, unraveling the intricate tapestry of essential prices—from housing and groceries to transportation and entertainment—across diverse locales.

Unlock valuable insights into average salaries and purchasing power, offering a nuanced understanding of the economic landscapes that shape everyday life. By providing a detailed overview of living costs, the API empowers users to make informed decisions about relocation, travel, or investment, taking into account the dynamic nature of global economies.

Whether you're a traveler planning your next adventure, a business considering international expansion, or an individual contemplating a change of residence, the World Cost of Living API is a powerful ally. It acts as a reliable guide, allowing you to compare and contrast living expenses, salaries, and purchasing power in different cities. Navigate the dynamic realm of economic variability with confidence, armed with the data needed to optimize decisions and enhance your overall quality of life. From financial analysts to curious globetrotters, this API opens up a wealth of information, fostering a deeper understanding of the world's diverse economic landscapes.


What your API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

This API will receive the city name and it will deliver a different range of prices for different goods and services. Check income and average prices. 


What are the most common use cases of this API?

  1. Expatriate Decision Support: The World Cost of Living API enables expatriates and individuals considering international relocation to make informed decisions. By comparing living costs, essential expenses, and average salaries across cities, users can assess the financial implications of moving to a new location, ensuring a smoother transition.

  2. Business Expansion Planning: Businesses planning global expansion can utilize the API to assess the economic viability of potential locations. Analyzing the cost of living, salary expectations, and purchasing power in different cities aids in strategic decision-making, helping companies optimize their budgets and enhance employee satisfaction.

  3. Travel Budgeting: Travelers can leverage the API to budget effectively for trips to various destinations. By exploring the costs of accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment, users can plan their expenses accordingly, ensuring a well-managed and enjoyable travel experience that aligns with their financial preferences.

  4. Real Estate Investment Strategy: Investors in real estate can use the API to evaluate the economic landscape of different cities. Understanding the cost of living, housing prices, and local purchasing power allows investors to make data-driven decisions, identifying lucrative opportunities and potential challenges in the real estate market.

  5. Salary Benchmarking for Recruitment: HR professionals and recruiters can benefit from the API by benchmarking salaries across locations. This helps in setting competitive and fair compensation packages based on the cost of living in specific cities, attracting top talent and ensuring that salaries align with local economic conditions.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

The only limitation is the number of API calls you can make per month that support each plan. 

API Documentation


Get a list of all the supported cities within the USA. 


Get Cities - Endpoint Features
Object Description
country [Required] Country name
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            [{"id":2213,"country":"united-states","name":"Aberdeen, SD, United States","city":"aberdeen-sd","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/aberdeen-sd\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2214,"country":"united-states","name":"Aberdeen, WA, United States","city":"aberdeen-wa","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/aberdeen-wa\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2215,"country":"united-states","name":"Abilene, TX, United States","city":"abilene-tx","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/abilene-tx\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2216,"country":"united-states","name":"Abingdon, MD, United States","city":"abingdon-md","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/abingdon-md\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2217,"country":"united-states","name":"Adelanto, CA, United States","city":"adelanto-ca","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/adelanto-ca\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2218,"country":"united-states","name":"Akron, OH, United States","city":"akron-oh","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/akron-oh\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2219,"country":"united-states","name":"Alamogordo, NM, United States","city":"alamogordo-nm","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/alamogordo-nm\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2220,"country":"united-states","name":"Albany, GA, United States","city":"albany-ga","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/albany-ga\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2221,"country":"united-states","name":"Albany, NY, United States","city":"albany-ny","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/albany-ny\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2222,"country":"united-states","name":"Albany, OR, United States","city":"albany-or","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/albany-or\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2223,"country":"united-states","name":"Albert Lea, MN, United States","city":"albert-lea-mn","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/albert-lea-mn\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2224,"country":"united-states","name":"Albuquerque, NM, United States","city":"albuquerque-nm","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/albuquerque-nm\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2225,"country":"united-states","name":"Alexandria, LA, United States","city":"alexandria-la","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/alexandria-la\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2226,"country":"united-states","name":"Alexandria, MN, United States","city":"alexandria-mn","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/alexandria-mn\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2227,"country":"united-states","name":"Alexandria, VA, United States","city":"alexandria-va","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/alexandria-va\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2228,"country":"united-states","name":"Allen, TX, United States","city":"allen-tx","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/allen-tx\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2229,"country":"united-states","name":"Allentown, PA, United States","city":"allentown-pa","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/allentown-pa\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2230,"country":"united-states","name":"Alpena, MI, United States","city":"alpena-mi","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/alpena-mi\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2231,"country":"united-states","name":"Alpharetta, GA, United States","city":"alpharetta-ga","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/alpharetta-ga\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2232,"country":"united-states","name":"Alton, IL, United States","city":"alton-il","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/alton-il\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2233,"country":"united-states","name":"Amarillo, TX, United States","city":"amarillo-tx","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/amarillo-tx\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2234,"country":"united-states","name":"Ames, IA, United States","city":"ames-ia","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/ames-ia\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2235,"country":"united-states","name":"Anaheim, CA, United States","city":"anaheim-ca","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/anaheim-ca\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2236,"country":"united-states","name":"Anchorage, AK, United States","city":"anchorage-ak","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/anchorage-ak\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2237,"country":"united-states","name":"Anderson, SC, United States","city":"anderson-sc","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/anderson-sc\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2238,"country":"united-states","name":"Andover, MA, United States","city":"andover-ma","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/andover-ma\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2239,"country":"united-states","name":"Ann Arbor, MI, United States","city":"ann-arbor-mi","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/ann-arbor-mi\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2240,"country":"united-states","name":"Annapolis, MD, United States","city":"annapolis-md","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/annapolis-md\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2241,"country":"united-states","name":"Apple Valley, CA, United States","city":"apple-valley-ca","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/apple-valley-ca\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2242,"country":"united-states","name":"Appleton, WI, United States","city":"appleton-wi","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/appleton-wi\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2243,"country":"united-states","name":"Arlington, TX, United States","city":"arlington-tx","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/arlington-tx\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2244,"country":"united-states","name":"Arlington, VA, United States","city":"arlington-va","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/arlington-va\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2245,"country":"united-states","name":"Asheville, NC, United States","city":"asheville-nc","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/asheville-nc\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2246,"country":"united-states","name":"Ashland, MA, United States","city":"ashland-ma","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/ashland-ma\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2247,"country":"united-states","name":"Ashland, OH, United States","city":"ashland-oh","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/ashland-oh\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2248,"country":"united-states","name":"Aspen, CO, United States","city":"aspen-co","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/aspen-co\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2249,"country":"united-states","name":"Astoria, NY, United States","city":"astoria-ny","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/astoria-ny\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2250,"country":"united-states","name":"Astoria, OR, United States","city":"astoria-or","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/astoria-or\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2251,"country":"united-states","name":"Athens, GA, United States","city":"athens-ga","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/athens-ga\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2252,"country":"united-states","name":"Athens, OH, United States","city":"athens-oh","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/athens-oh\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2253,"country":"united-states","name":"Atlanta, GA, United States","city":"atlanta-ga","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/atlanta-ga\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2254,"country":"united-states","name":"Atlantic City, NJ, United States","city":"atlantic-city-nj","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/atlantic-city-nj\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2255,"country":"united-states","name":"Auburn, AL, United States","city":"auburn-al","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/auburn-al\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2256,"country":"united-states","name":"Augusta, GA, United States","city":"augusta-ga","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/augusta-ga\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2257,"country":"united-states","name":"Augusta, ME, United States","city":"augusta-me","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/augusta-me\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2258,"country":"united-states","name":"Aurora, IL, United States","city":"aurora-il","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/aurora-il\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2259,"country":"united-states","name":"Austin, TX, United States","city":"austin-tx","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/austin-tx\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2260,"country":"united-states","name":"Avon, CO, United States","city":"avon-co","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/avon-co\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2261,"country":"united-states","name":"Avondale, AZ, United States","city":"avondale-az","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/avondale-az\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2262,"country":"united-states","name":"Bakersfield, CA, United States","city":"bakersfield-ca","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/bakersfield-ca\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2263,"country":"united-states","name":"Baltimore, MD, United States","city":"baltimore-md","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/baltimore-md\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2264,"country":"united-states","name":"Baton Rouge, LA, United States","city":"baton-rouge-la","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/baton-rouge-la\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2265,"country":"united-states","name":"Battle Creek, MI, United States","city":"battle-creek-mi","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/battle-creek-mi\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2266,"country":"united-states","name":"Bayonne, NJ, United States","city":"bayonne-nj","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/bayonne-nj\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2267,"country":"united-states","name":"Beaumont, TX, United States","city":"beaumont-tx","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/beaumont-tx\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2268,"country":"united-states","name":"Beaverton, OR, United States","city":"beaverton-or","url":"\/country\/united-states\/city\/beaverton-or\/cost-of-living","iso3":"usa"},{"id":2269,"country":"united-states","name":"Beckley, WV, United States","city":"beckley-wv","url":"\/cou...


curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


Pass the USA city to check its prices and other relevant information. 


Get Prices - Endpoint Features
Object Description
country [Required]
city [Required] City to lookup. Retrieved on "supported cities" endpoint.
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"Version":1,"Status":200,"Success":true,"City Name":"houston-tx","Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant":"20.00\u00a0$","Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course":"85.00\u00a0$","McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)":"10.50\u00a0$","Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)":"6.00\u00a0$","Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)":"3.64\u00a0$","Cappuccino (regular)":"6.29\u00a0$","Coke\/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)":"3.23\u00a0$","Water (12 oz small bottle)":"2.56\u00a0$","Milk (regular), (1 gallon)":"4.13\u00a0$","Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)":"3.20\u00a0$","Rice (white), (1 lb)":"2.35\u00a0$","Eggs (regular) (12)":"5.09\u00a0$","Local Cheese (1 lb)":"7.78\u00a0$","Chicken Fillets (1 lb)":"6.48\u00a0$","Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)":"8.92\u00a0$","Apples (1 lb)":"2.31\u00a0$","Banana (1 lb)":"0.67\u00a0$","Oranges (1 lb)":"1.79\u00a0$","Tomato (1 lb)":"1.50\u00a0$","Potato (1 lb)":"1.37\u00a0$","Onion (1 lb)":"1.15\u00a0$","Lettuce (1 head)":"1.91\u00a0$","Water (1.5 liter bottle)":"2.40\u00a0$","Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)":"15.00\u00a0$","Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)":"2.24\u00a0$","Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)":"8.84\u00a0$","One-way Ticket (Local Transport)":"2.00\u00a0$","Monthly Pass (Regular Price)":"117.00\u00a0$","Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)":"5.00\u00a0$","Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)":"5.00\u00a0$","Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)":"60.00\u00a0$","Gasoline (1 gallon)":"3.26\u00a0$","Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)":"28,250.00\u00a0$","Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)":"26,259.31\u00a0$","Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment":"265.93\u00a0$","Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data":"87.23\u00a0$","Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable\/ADSL)":"94.65\u00a0$","Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult":"98.88\u00a0$","Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)":"36.08\u00a0$","Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat":"17.00\u00a0$","Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child":"1,848.59\u00a0$","International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child":"37,666.67\u00a0$","1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)":"66.81\u00a0$","1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)":"79.53\u00a0$","1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)":"125.17\u00a0$","1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes":"173.48\u00a0$","Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre":"1,844.91\u00a0$","Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre":"1,590.40\u00a0$","Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre":"3,851.70\u00a0$","Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre":"2,589.72\u00a0$","Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre":"710.46\u00a0$","Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre":"459.27\u00a0$","Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)":"5,138.86\u00a0$","Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate":"7.00"}


curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


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After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the World Cost of Living API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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The World Cost of Living API is a data service providing detailed information on the prices of goods and services in cities across the globe. It covers a spectrum of expenses, including housing, groceries, transportation, and entertainment.

To access the API, make HTTP requests to the designated endpoint with parameters specifying the city or region of interest. The API will respond with comprehensive data on various expenses.

The API includes information on diverse cost categories, encompassing housing, groceries, transportation, entertainment, and more. Users can retrieve granular data to understand the complete economic landscape of a particular location.

The API aims to provide up-to-date information, but the frequency of updates may vary. Users should refer to the API documentation for details on data update intervals and ensure the relevance of the retrieved data.

Absolutely. The API is designed to support comparisons between different cities, allowing users to analyze and contrast the cost of living indices, average salaries, and purchasing power across various locations.

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