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

You would need around 3,632.45$ 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 23.22% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 32.73% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 46.17% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 21.51% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 23.80% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 28.07% 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 $     6.00 $      -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) 3.92 $     3.29 $      -16.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.76 $     1.32 $      -25.10 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.45 $     1.21 $      -16.57 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.06 $     0.90 $      -14.96 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.99 $     2.21 $      -26.00 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.26 $     2.42 $      -43.14 %
Eggs (12) 2.75 $     1.98 $      -27.94 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.82 $     6.82 $      -53.97 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.33 $     7.71 $      +5.08 %
Apples (1kg) 3.78 $     4.19 $      +10.85 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.25 $     2.76 $      -35.14 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.62 $     4.00 $      -28.84 %
Potato (1kg) 2.28 $     1.55 $      -31.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $     1.73 $      -6.07 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.67 $     2.00 $      +19.19 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     11.00 $      -8.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.81 $     1.44 $      -62.23 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.11 $     3.50 $      -31.47 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.59 $     4.54 $      -47.15 %
 
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) 1.80 $     1.50 $      -16.76 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.20 $     30.00 $      +6.38 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.99 $     0.94 $      -5.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     15,000.00 $      -21.05 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 204.32 $     119.89 $      -41.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $     0.15 $      +100.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.00 $     42.60 $      -23.93 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.09 $     40.00 $      -37.59 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.99 $     20.00 $      -31.01 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     8.00 $      -33.33 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.36 $     32.80 $      -36.15 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.72 $     30.00 $      -24.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 93.50 $     60.00 $      -35.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 108.00 $     53.33 $      -50.62 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,931.36 $     1,137.50 $      -41.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,305.25 $     781.25 $      -40.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,496.15 $     1,700.00 $      -51.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,156.67 $     1,166.67 $      -45.90 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,715.70 $     1,776.05 $      -52.20 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,713.60 $     1,453.13 $      -46.45 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,996.90 $     3,443.22 $      -13.85 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.80     4.22      +11.05 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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