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Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Charlotte, NC Reverse

You would need around 3,573.93$ in Charlotte, NC to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,400.00$ in Boston, MA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Charlotte, NC are 24.06% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 33.82% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 47.29% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 22.93% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 26.67% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 30.66% higher than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Charlotte, NC      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     9.50 $      -20.83 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     45.00 $      -25.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     6.00 $      -14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     3.00 $      -40.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     4.00 $      -33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.94 $     3.32 $      -15.55 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.29 $      -27.01 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     1.16 $      -21.21 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.05 $     0.94 $      -10.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.96 $     2.02 $      -31.94 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.61 $     2.42 $      -47.49 %
Eggs (12) 2.72 $     2.19 $      -19.65 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 13.38 $     6.76 $      -49.52 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.92 $     7.71 $      -2.73 %
Apples (1kg) 4.06 $     4.00 $      -1.54 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.36 $     2.76 $      -36.73 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.64 $     4.00 $      -29.07 %
Potato (1kg) 2.45 $     1.10 $      -55.03 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $     1.80 $      -3.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.70 $     2.00 $      +17.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.50 $      +4.17 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.09 $     0.89 $      -71.17 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.84 $     3.00 $      -38.05 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 $     4.18 $      -53.56 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     2.00 $      -20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     80.00 $      +14.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $     2.50 $      -3.85 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.74 $     1.53 $      -12.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $     30.00 $      +7.14 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.99 $     0.94 $      -5.49 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,750.00 $     16,750.00 $      -10.67 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 201.02 $     119.98 $      -40.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.15 $      +130.77 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.58 $     40.50 $      -28.42 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.91 $     40.00 $      -37.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.16 $     20.00 $      -26.35 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     9.50 $      -20.83 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.07 $     32.80 $      -33.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.98 $     25.33 $      -35.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 96.09 $     60.00 $      -37.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 122.77 $     53.33 $      -56.56 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,900.00 $     1,141.67 $      -39.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,323.91 $     801.00 $      -39.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,660.00 $     1,700.00 $      -53.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,240.62 $     1,166.67 $      -47.93 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,225.45 $     1,937.50 $      -39.93 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,353.36 $     1,291.67 $      -45.11 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,064.48 $     3,514.91 $      -13.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.63     3.98      +9.56 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2014July, 2014
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