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

You would need around 3,496.38$ 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 27.52% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 35.25% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 45.93% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 21.54% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 31.85% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 33.47% 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) 3.95 $     3.29 $      -16.73 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.31 $      -26.99 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.52 $     1.18 $      -21.83 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.05 $     0.94 $      -10.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.82 $     2.02 $      -28.33 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.82 $     2.42 $      -49.77 %
Eggs (12) 2.72 $     2.23 $      -17.78 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 13.01 $     6.76 $      -48.07 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.52 $     4.41 $      -41.40 %
Apples (1kg) 4.04 $     4.00 $      -1.08 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.07 $     2.76 $      -32.34 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.62 $     4.00 $      -28.81 %
Potato (1kg) 2.40 $     1.10 $      -54.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 $     1.68 $      -6.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.70 $     1.39 $      -18.48 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.00 $      +8.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.19 $     2.32 $      -27.25 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.82 $     4.25 $      -11.83 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.50 $     4.54 $      -52.21 %
 
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 $      -6.26 %
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 213.27 $     119.47 $      -43.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $     0.10 $      +42.86 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.99 $     36.50 $      -34.82 %
 
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) 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) 48.65 $     32.80 $      -32.59 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.07 $     25.33 $      -31.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 95.71 $     60.00 $      -37.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 119.54 $     53.33 $      -55.39 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,915.22 $     1,121.43 $      -41.45 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,310.83 $     781.25 $      -40.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,641.67 $     1,850.00 $      -49.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,230.00 $     1,166.67 $      -47.68 %
 
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 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014September, 2014
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