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Cost of Living in Raleigh

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 72.45
Rent Index: 35.20
Groceries Index: 75.32
Restaurants Index: 72.52
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 54.78
Local Purchasing Power: 135.11
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 45.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $ 5.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 $ 3.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.77 $ 1.50-2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.39 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.08 $ 0.92-1.32
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.91 $ 2.20-3.31
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.73 $ 2.98-4.41
Eggs (12) 2.79 $ 2.50-3.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 5.93 $ 3.00-8.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.53 $ 6.61-15.43
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.50 $ 11.02-16.53
Apples (1kg) 4.38 $ 3.06-6.61
Banana (1kg) 1.79 $ 1.52-2.20
Oranges (1kg) 3.86 $ 2.87-5.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.00 $ 3.31-4.41
Potato (1kg) 3.72 $ 2.20-5.00
Onion (1kg) 2.54 $ 2.00-3.31
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 $ 1.39-2.10
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $ 1.00-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $ 1.00-2.75
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.36 $ 1.50-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.75 $ 5.13-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.62 $ 1.50-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 $ 40.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.95 $ 1.95-3.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $ 1.24-2.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $ 15.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.60 $ 0.50-0.70
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 18,762.00-22,415.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 145.90 $ 95.00-188.89
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.10-0.29
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.67 $ 40.00-60.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.61 $ 30.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.50 $ 0.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $ 10.00-12.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.54 $ 30.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.67 $ 25.00-45.69
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.64 $ 60.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 89.41 $ 75.00-110.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,037.33 $ 900.00-1,250.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 764.67 $ 700.00-816.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,800.00 $ 1,450.00-2,250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,232.59 $ 1,100.00-1,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,684.47 $ 1,334.72-2,276.56
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,187.62 $ 1,076.39-1,313.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,655.83 $ 1,890.00-4,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.84 3.00-4.25

Prices in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

These data are based on 884 entries in the past 18 months from 107 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2016
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Cost of living in Raleigh is 27.55% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 839.05$ and for four person family at 3,007.89$ (without rent).
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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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