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

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You would need around 3,835.87$ in Charlotte, NC to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,800.00$ in Boston, MA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Charlotte, NC are 11.79% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 33.86% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 59.03% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 15.96% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 7.98% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 33.94% higher than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Charlotte, NC      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $     12.00 $      -14.29 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.50 $     50.00 $      -13.04 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     6.00 $      -14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     2.50 $      -50.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     4.25 $      -29.17 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.84 $     3.38 $      -12.03 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.84 $     1.52 $      -17.36 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.61 $     1.36 $      -15.31 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.64 $     3.67 $      +0.71 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.88 $     2.26 $      -21.54 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.29 $     1.21 $      -47.04 %
Eggs (12) 2.64 $     2.43 $      -7.95 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.35 $     3.17 $      -50.15 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.71 $     4.41 $      +18.89 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.23 $     1.94 $      -13.02 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.46 $     2.00 $      +37.07 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.54 $     1.33 $      -47.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $     2.63 $      +136.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.88 $     1.82 $      -3.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $     1.94 $      -0.70 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     12.50 $      +0.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $     1.67 $      -12.97 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.40 $     2.50 $      +4.25 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     4.90 $      -51.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     2.20 $      -12.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $     80.00 $      +6.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $     2.50 $      -7.41 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     3.66 $      +22.13 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $     30.00 $      +7.14 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.92 $     2.48 $      -14.97 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,500.00 $     18,500.00 $      -5.13 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172.03 $     139.63 $      -18.83 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.10 $      +81.82 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.24 $     40.22 $      -14.86 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.61 $     31.43 $      -46.38 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.13 $     20.00 $      -23.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     9.50 $      -20.83 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.11 $     36.66 $      -10.80 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.16 $     31.25 $      -13.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.78 $     60.71 $      -23.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.54 $     70.00 $      -41.44 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,278.00 $     940.62 $      -58.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,557.05 $     751.25 $      -51.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,232.33 $     1,633.33 $      -61.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,757.69 $     1,110.00 $      -59.75 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 333.56 $     140.00 $      -58.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 207.63 $     97.50 $      -53.04 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,609.55 $     3,197.50 $      -11.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.50     4.12      +17.70 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015June, 2015
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