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

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Consumer Prices in Charlotte, NC are 10.76% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 27.10% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 46.23% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 14.66% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 11.87% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 21.87% higher than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.25 $      -9.38 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 4.88 $      -30.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.25 $ 6.00 $      -27.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.66 $ 4.26 $      -8.71 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 $ 1.68 $      -25.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 1.47 $      -21.56 %
Markets Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.53 $ 2.70 $      -23.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.03 $ 1.84 $      -39.40 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $ 2.06 $      +45.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.72 $ 2.31 $      -14.79 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.34 $ 4.43 $      -30.05 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.51 $ 2.80 $      -49.26 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.03 $ 6.19 $      +2.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.69 $ 2.52 $      -6.29 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.46 $      -24.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.45 $ 2.64 $      +7.45 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.95 $ 1.47 $      -24.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.98 $ 1.74 $      +77.72 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.27 $ 1.30 $      +1.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.24 $ 1.63 $      -27.23 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 $ 2.40 $      +48.35 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.50 $ 15.00 $      +3.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $ 2.45 $      +16.05 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.92 $ 2.97 $      +1.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.25 $ 7.50 $      -33.33 %
Transportation Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.20 $      -20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 88.00 $      -12.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 2.50 $      -28.57 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.51 $      +17.06 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 40.00 $      +60.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $ 2.48 $      -14.19 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 24,000.00 $      +4.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,148.33 $ 21,038.89 $      +4.42 %
Utilities (Monthly) Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.73 $ 146.79 $      +4.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.15 $      +30.50 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.72 $ 61.55 $      -10.44 %
Sports And Leisure Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 82.71 $ 48.80 $      -41.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.67 $ 18.00 $      +107.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Childcare Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,602.00 $ 1,008.00 $      -37.08 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,928.57 $ 20,805.00 $      -38.68 %
Clothing And Shoes Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.71 $ 47.38 $      -17.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.40 $ 46.08 $      +23.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.21 $ 86.10 $      +4.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.97 $ 126.06 $      -0.72 %
Rent Per Month Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,347.18 $ 1,463.32 $      -37.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,803.28 $ 1,029.20 $      -42.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,557.16 $ 2,328.32 $      -48.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,410.46 $ 1,694.83 $      -50.31 %
Buy Apartment Price Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 611.21 $ 272.95 $      -55.34 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 332.09 $ 150.82 $      -54.59 %
Salaries And Financing Washington, DC[ Edit ] Charlotte, NC[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,100.23 $ 4,531.08 $      -11.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.99 4.12      +3.13 %
Last update: April 2020April 2020
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Currency: USD