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Cost of Living in Raleigh, NC, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 75.29
Rent Index: 34.74
Groceries Index: 79.16
Restaurants Index: 72.76
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 55.19
Local Purchasing Power: 134.96

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $
8.00
15.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.50 $
50.00
65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $
5.00
8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $
2.75
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
3.50
5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $
2.75
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $
1.50
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.59 $
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.43 $
3.50
7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.25 $
1.81
2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.53 $
0.91
2.00
Eggs (12) 2.84 $
2.25
3.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.62 $
1.59
3.18
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.56 $
3.00
7.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $
1.36
2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.68 $
1.36
2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.97 $
1.50
2.49
Potato (1 lb) 1.87 $
1.36
2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.33 $
1.39
3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.70 $
1.00
2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.34 $
8.00
14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $
2.00
2.75
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.10 $
2.30
4.20
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.50 $
5.00
6.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
1.50
2.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.50 $
36.00
45.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.45 $
1.95
3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
1.50
4.20
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
15.00
15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.52 $
2.25
2.65
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $
18,762.00
27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.61 $
120.00
178.95
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 $
0.25
0.39
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.93 $
45.00
50.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.25 $
20.00
38.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.33 $
10.00
15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
9.50
10.50
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.59 $
25.00
50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.88 $
25.00
45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.85 $
69.82
100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.82 $
80.00
150.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,166.67 $
900.00
1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 739.64 $
650.00
800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,806.25 $
1,200.00
2,250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,266.67 $
1,200.00
1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 135.00 $
110.00
150.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 97.50 $
85.00
105.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,424.18 $
1,800.00
4,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.97
3.50
4.50

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Last update: August, 2015

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1 Comments so far

#Pete on Nov 18, 2013 :
There is a very particular issue about the prices in NC, and US in general. The prices don't include taxes, (7% in NC) and the services like taxi, restaurant, bar tenders, and a bunch of other crappy services that supposely should get not less than 15% tip...

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