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Cost of Living in Raleigh, NC, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 74.88
Rent Index: 29.84
Groceries Index: 76.83
Restaurants Index: 73.34
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 52.06
Local Purchasing Power: 132.07

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $
8.00
12.51
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
35.00
60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $
5.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
3.00
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
4.00
5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.51 $
3.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.55 $
1.25
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.35 $
0.92
2.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 $
2.00
4.41
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.75 $
2.00
4.00
Eggs (12) 2.87 $
2.25
3.60
Local Cheese (1kg) 4.98 $
3.00
7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.49 $
6.61
11.02
Apples (1kg) 3.77 $
3.00
4.41
Oranges (1kg) 3.57 $
3.00
5.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.27 $
3.00
5.49
Potato (1kg) 4.14 $
3.00
5.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.41 $
1.50
3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $
1.00
2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.50 $
7.00
12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $
2.00
2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.65 $
2.30
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.00 $
5.00
6.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $
1.00
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 36.00 $
36.00
36.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.95 $
1.95
1.95
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $
1.55
1.55
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
15.00
15.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.65 $
0.53
0.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $
20,000.00
27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 178.86 $
120.00
253.37
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 $
0.25
0.29
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.05 $
40.00
60.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.29 $
30.00
60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 $
15.00
35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.50 $
8.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.00 $
35.00
50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.17 $
30.00
60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.17 $
75.00
120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.00 $
80.00
150.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,046.12 $
650.00
1,300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 624.75 $
500.00
748.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.00 $
1,200.00
2,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 $
900.00
1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,700.47 $
1,076.39
2,325.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 719.97 $
525.00
914.93
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,365.52 $
2,200.00
2,800.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.93
3.50
4.50

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Last update: May, 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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