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Cost of Living in Raleigh

Cost of living in Raleigh is 28.93% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 814.64$ and for four person family at 2,926.54$ (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 50.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.25 $ 5.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.69 $ 3.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.76 $ 1.50-2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.08 $ 3.50-5.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 $ 1.81-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.53 $ 0.91-2.00
Eggs (12) 2.79 $ 2.50-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.67 $ 1.36-3.99
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.90 $ 3.00-5.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.13 $ 5.00-7.50
Apples (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.36-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.69-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.58 $ 1.36-2.07
Tomato (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.36-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.63 $ 1.00-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 $ 0.91-1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 $ 1.39-2.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $ 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 $ 5.00-6.00
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 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.00-4.20
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $ 15.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.35 $ 2.04-2.65
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00-22,415.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.70 $ 90.00-178.95
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.10-0.29
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.79 $ 40.00-55.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.95 $ 25.24-65.00
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) 43.26 $ 35.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.34 $ 25.00-45.69
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.49 $ 60.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.97 $ 75.00-120.56
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,044.43 $ 900.00-1,207.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 762.26 $ 675.00-816.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,844.58 $ 1,400.00-2,335.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,243.60 $ 1,100.00-1,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 161.88 $ 122.00-211.50
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 108.10 $ 93.83-120.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,586.00 $ 1,880.00-4,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.80 3.00-4.25

Prices in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

These data are based on 795 entries in the past 18 months from 94 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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#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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