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

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You would need around 3,510.02$ 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.

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Consumer Prices in Charlotte, NC are 26.76% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 35.00% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 46.20% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 21.50% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 30.77% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 32.95% higher than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Charlotte, NC      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     10.00 $      -16.67 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     45.00 $      -25.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     6.12 $      -12.50 %
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) 3.93 $     3.29 $      -16.38 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.31 $      -26.99 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $     1.18 $      -20.97 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.02 $     0.94 $      -7.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.84 $     2.02 $      -28.64 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.03 $     2.42 $      -51.89 %
Eggs (12) 2.66 $     2.23 $      -16.07 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.88 $     6.76 $      -43.13 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.62 $     4.41 $      -42.17 %
Apples (1kg) 4.03 $     4.00 $      -0.75 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.87 $     2.76 $      -28.71 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.43 $     4.00 $      -26.32 %
Potato (1kg) 2.40 $     1.10 $      -54.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $     1.68 $      -5.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $     1.39 $      -18.90 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.00 $      +8.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.97 $     2.32 $      -21.80 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.42 $     4.25 $      -3.75 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.75 $     4.54 $      -53.44 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     2.05 $      -18.00 %
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 $     1.55 $      -10.71 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $     30.00 $      +7.14 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.98 $     0.92 $      -5.99 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     16,750.00 $      -11.84 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 210.48 $     119.47 $      -43.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $     0.10 $      +42.86 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.46 $     36.50 $      -32.97 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.91 $     35.00 $      -45.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.85 $     20.00 $      -22.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     9.50 $      -20.83 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.99 $     32.80 $      -31.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.29 $     25.33 $      -32.08 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 95.71 $     60.00 $      -37.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 117.59 $     53.33 $      -54.64 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,889.58 $     1,121.43 $      -40.65 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,318.75 $     781.25 $      -40.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,666.67 $     1,850.00 $      -49.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,268.75 $     1,166.67 $      -48.58 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,116.88 $     1,937.50 $      -37.84 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,264.31 $     1,291.67 $      -42.96 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,067.26 $     3,514.91 $      -13.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.80     4.00      +5.26 %
 
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