Cost of Living Comparison Between Raleigh, NC and Austin, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 11.45% lower than in Raleigh, NC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 3.81% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 35.50% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 7.07% lower than in Raleigh, NC
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 17.55% lower than in Raleigh, NC
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 3.57% higher than in Raleigh, NC
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Restaurants
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 50.00 $      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.50 $      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.00 $      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 $ 3.98 $      -7.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 $ 2.01 $      +19.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.38 $ 1.50 $      +8.42 %
Markets
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.31 $ 3.06 $      -7.48 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.53 $ 1.99 $      -21.34 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.17 $ 1.37 $      -36.83 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.23 $ 2.52 $      +12.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.21 $ 4.69 $      +11.34 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.01 $ 3.47 $      -13.32 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.43 $ 5.35 $      -16.83 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.62 $ 1.54 $      -41.06 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.57 $      -3.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.84 $ 1.58 $      -44.46 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.60 $      -11.63 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 $ 1.05 $      -2.24 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $ 0.97 $      -21.24 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $ 1.77 $      -3.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 $ 1.53 $      -17.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 $ 12.00 $      +4.35 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.83 $ 1.96 $      -30.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $ 2.05 $      -31.92 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.35 $ 7.00 $      +10.24 %
Transportation
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 1.25 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 41.25 $      +3.12 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $ 29.49 $      +7.25 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.36 $ 1.96 $      -16.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 21,845.00 $      -0.70 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,633.33 $ 19,552.38 $      -5.24 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 142.41 $ 138.52 $      -2.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 $ 0.09 $      -51.43 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.05 $ 62.04 $      +8.74 %
Sports And Leisure
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.48 $ 36.92 $      +10.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.40 $ 7.86 $      -31.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.75 $ 12.00 $      +11.63 %
Childcare
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 855.56 $ 991.06 $      +15.84 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,333.33 $ 17,000.00 $      +50.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.64 $ 39.42 $      -11.68 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.80 $ 36.04 $      -11.67 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.76 $ 76.61 $      +1.13 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.68 $ 91.85 $      -8.78 %
Rent Per Month
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,356.58 $ 1,703.34 $      +25.56 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,007.00 $ 1,097.82 $      +9.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,949.82 $ 3,164.00 $      +62.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,463.45 $ 1,862.31 $      +27.25 %
Buy Apartment Price
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 340.00 $ 438.71 $      +29.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 147.66 $ 188.29 $      +27.52 %
Salaries And Financing
Raleigh, NC Edit Austin, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,126.12 $ 4,436.26 $      +7.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.88 3.78      -2.57 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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