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Cost of Living in Raleigh, NC, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 74.62
Rent Index: 31.27
Groceries Index: 77.25
Restaurants Index: 75.99
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 52.51
Local Purchasing Power: 131.69

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $
8.00
12.88
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
35.00
60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.30 $
5.00
8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.25 $
3.00
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
4.00
5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.58 $
2.50
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.68 $
1.25
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.92 $
3.50
9.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.33 $
1.81
2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.49 $
0.91
2.00
Eggs (12) 2.77 $
2.00
3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.52 $
1.36
3.63
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.44 $
3.00
6.35
Apples (1 lb) 1.63 $
1.36
2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.49 $
1.36
2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.86 $
1.36
2.49
Potato (1 lb) 1.80 $
1.36
2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.27 $
1.39
3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.60 $
1.00
2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.69 $
7.00
14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.12 $
2.00
2.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.58 $
2.00
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.25 $
5.00
6.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $
1.25
2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 36.00 $
36.00
36.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.95 $
1.95
3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
1.50
2.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
15.00
15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.54 $
2.16
3.29
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $
18,000.00
27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.45 $
120.00
250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 $
0.25
0.29
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.42 $
45.00
55.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.25 $
30.00
60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 $
15.00
15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.25 $
8.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.12 $
35.00
54.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.50 $
30.00
60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.57 $
75.00
120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.67 $
90.00
150.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,071.12 $
800.00
1,270.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 674.75 $
500.00
800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,825.00 $
1,200.00
2,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 $
900.00
1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 143.97 $
130.00
157.93
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 79.59 $
48.77
105.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,258.23 $
1,880.00
2,800.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.88
3.25
4.50

These data are based on 523 entries in the past 18 months from 79 different contributors.

Last update: June, 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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