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

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You would need around 3,815.34$ 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 16.29% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 29.35% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 46.18% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 18.22% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 11.43% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 22.60% 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 $     50.00 $      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     6.25 $      -10.71 %
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 $      -15.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.34 $      -24.15 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.49 $     1.16 $      -21.92 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.05 $     0.99 $      -5.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.89 $     2.02 $      -29.92 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.04 $     2.84 $      -43.55 %
Eggs (12) 2.65 $     1.98 $      -25.41 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.84 $     6.76 $      -47.40 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.59 $     8.81 $      +15.99 %
Apples (1kg) 4.04 $     4.00 $      -1.08 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.87 $     3.87 $      +0.12 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.30 $     4.00 $      -24.53 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     5.00 $      +106.15 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.83 $     1.44 $      -21.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $     1.39 $      -17.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     14.00 $      +16.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.97 $     1.88 $      -36.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.42 $     3.67 $      -16.96 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.78 $     4.75 $      -51.41 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     2.15 $      -14.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $     80.00 $      +6.67 %
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 $     0.91 $      -7.53 %
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 198.57 $     120.55 $      -39.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.10 $      +81.82 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.69 $     37.67 $      -31.12 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.30 $     41.25 $      -36.83 %
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) 48.24 $     33.50 $      -30.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.48 $     28.66 $      -23.53 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 93.79 $     60.00 $      -36.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 114.17 $     57.50 $      -49.64 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,931.82 $     1,108.33 $      -42.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,369.57 $     809.17 $      -40.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,753.33 $     2,025.00 $      -46.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,437.50 $     1,166.67 $      -52.14 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,063.99 $     1,937.50 $      -36.77 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,157.64 $     1,291.67 $      -40.14 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,119.52 $     3,568.50 $      -13.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.62     4.20      +16.02 %
 
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