Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC 

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Consumer Prices in Charlotte, NC are 12.4% lower than in Washington, DC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 16.0% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 20.8% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 21.9% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 4.1% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 14.2% lower than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 18.00 $      -28.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 80.00 $      -20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 11.00 $      -8.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.50 $ 7.00 $      -26.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.51 $ 4.82 $      -12.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 $ 2.43 $      -4.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 1.99 $      -13.6 %
Markets
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.32 $ 3.96 $      -8.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.69 $ 3.49 $      -5.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.26 $ 2.35 $      +4.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 $ 3.94 $      -8.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.23 $ 6.24 $      -13.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.05 $ 6.24 $      +3.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.01 $ 9.42 $      +4.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.39 $ 3.13 $      +31.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.83 $      -14.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.32 $ 2.84 $      +22.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 $ 2.16 $      -21.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 $ 1.58 $      -4.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.54 $      -3.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.80 $ 1.80 $      -35.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 1.90 $      -25.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $ 15.00 $      -6.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $ 2.39 $      +4.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 $ 4.02 $      -13.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.11 $ 8.00 $      -33.9 %
Transportation
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.62 $ 2.25 $      -14.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.50 $ 120.00 $      +49.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 5.00 $      +42.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 8.00 $      +100.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 $ 36.50 $      -18.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.67 $ 3.25 $      -11.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $ 34,000.00 $      -4.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,241.31 $ 23,776.15 $      -12.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.84 $ 180.95 $      -6.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.84 $ 44.71 $      -31.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.05 $ 73.10 $      +7.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 108.75 $ 29.80 $      -72.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.22 $ 20.00 $      -51.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.99 $      -0.1 %
Childcare
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,326.57 $ 1,455.50 $      -37.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 51,000.00 $ 26,280.00 $      -48.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.26 $ 58.28 $      -23.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.85 $ 46.80 $      -16.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 115.34 $ 104.82 $      -9.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 171.24 $ 126.55 $      -26.1 %
Rent Per Month
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,573.86 $ 2,016.67 $      -21.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,099.94 $ 1,816.55 $      -13.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,510.53 $ 4,474.00 $      -18.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,823.61 $ 2,783.85 $      -27.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 949.24 $ 409.18 $      -56.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 741.39 $ 257.26 $      -65.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Washington, DC Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,610.89 $ 4,767.16 $      -27.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.60 6.45      -2.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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