Cost of Living Comparison Between Durham, NC and Rome 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Rome are 2.4% lower than in Durham, NC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Rome are 9.9% lower than in Durham, NC
Rent Prices in Rome are 23.2% lower than in Durham, NC
Restaurant Prices in Rome are 1.9% higher than in Durham, NC
Groceries Prices in Rome are 19.5% lower than in Durham, NC
Local Purchasing Power in Rome is 65.9% lower than in Durham, NC
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Restaurants
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(13.97 €)
16.10 $
(15.00 €)
     +7.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 66.25 $
(61.72 €)
75.14 $
(70.00 €)
     +13.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(7.45 €)
9.66 $
(9.00 €)
     +20.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.75 $
(3.49 €)
5.37 $
(5.00 €)
     +43.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(6.52 €)
4.83 $
(4.50 €)
     -31.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 $
(4.15 €)
1.59 $
(1.48 €)
     -64.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(1.92 €)
2.17 $
(2.02 €)
     +5.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 $
(1.32 €)
1.17 $
(1.09 €)
     -17.1 %
Markets
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 $
(3.10 €)
6.49 $
(6.04 €)
     +94.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.75 $
(2.56 €)
1.54 $
(1.43 €)
     -44.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 $
(1.76 €)
1.06 $
(0.99 €)
     -43.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.43 $
(2.26 €)
3.50 $
(3.26 €)
     +44.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.40 $
(5.96 €)
7.38 $
(6.88 €)
     +15.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.25 $
(5.82 €)
4.72 $
(4.39 €)
     -24.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.33 $
(6.83 €)
7.45 $
(6.94 €)
     +1.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $
(1.93 €)
1.11 $
(1.03 €)
     -46.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 $
(0.50 €)
0.92 $
(0.85 €)
     +69.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.64 $
(1.53 €)
1.11 $
(1.04 €)
     -32.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.55 $
(2.37 €)
1.29 $
(1.20 €)
     -49.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 $
(0.96 €)
0.76 $
(0.71 €)
     -25.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.33 $
(1.24 €)
0.77 $
(0.72 €)
     -41.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 $
(0.92 €)
1.19 $
(1.11 €)
     +20.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $
(1.78 €)
0.53 $
(0.49 €)
     -72.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $
(13.04 €)
6.44 $
(6.00 €)
     -54.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(2.44 €)
1.59 $
(1.48 €)
     -39.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $
(4.19 €)
2.40 $
(2.23 €)
     -46.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.49 $
(6.98 €)
6.44 $
(6.00 €)
     -14.0 %
Transportation
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(1.86 €)
1.61 $
(1.50 €)
     -19.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 36.00 $
(33.54 €)
37.57 $
(35.00 €)
     +4.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 $
(3.35 €)
4.29 $
(4.00 €)
     +19.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(2.10 €)
2.02 $
(1.88 €)
     -10.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
(13.97 €)
31.13 $
(29.00 €)
     +107.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.17 $
(2.95 €)
7.82 $
(7.29 €)
     +147.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(22,357.20 €)
26,836.99 $
(25,000.00 €)
     +11.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,206.25 $
(21,617.78 €)
29,190.98 $
(27,192.86 €)
     +25.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.87 $
(126.57 €)
205.38 $
(191.32 €)
     +51.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $
(0.05 €)
0.25 $
(0.23 €)
     +393.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.00 $
(60.55 €)
29.68 $
(27.65 €)
     -54.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.17 $
(36.49 €)
55.54 $
(51.74 €)
     +41.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $
(18.63 €)
18.75 $
(17.47 €)
     -6.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(11.18 €)
9.50 $
(8.85 €)
     -20.8 %
Childcare
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,624.00 $
(1,512.84 €)
485.75 $
(452.50 €)
     -70.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,000.00 $
(3,726.20 €)
9,133.01 $
(8,507.86 €)
     +128.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.21 $
(51.43 €)
84.10 $
(78.34 €)
     +52.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.17 $
(31.83 €)
36.81 $
(34.29 €)
     +7.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.75 $
(78.02 €)
96.75 $
(90.13 €)
     +15.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.75 $
(119.94 €)
116.06 $
(108.11 €)
     -9.9 %
Rent Per Month
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,550.00 $
(1,443.90 €)
1,076.94 $
(1,003.23 €)
     -30.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,366.67 $
(1,273.12 €)
740.39 $
(689.71 €)
     -45.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,379.75 $
(2,216.86 €)
2,325.87 $
(2,166.67 €)
     -2.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $
(1,804.88 €)
1,413.41 $
(1,316.67 €)
     -27.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 322.00 $
(299.96 €)
676.73 $
(630.41 €)
     +110.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 162.33 $
(151.22 €)
335.28 $
(312.33 €)
     +106.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Durham, NC Edit Rome Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,575.00 $
(5,193.39 €)
1,713.23 $
(1,595.96 €)
     -69.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.79 2.07      -56.8 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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