Cost of Living Comparison Between Durham, NC and Madrid 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Madrid are 18.3% lower than in Durham, NC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Madrid are 21.9% lower than in Durham, NC
Rent Prices in Madrid are 28.2% lower than in Durham, NC
Restaurant Prices in Madrid are 17.9% lower than in Durham, NC
Groceries Prices in Madrid are 37.1% lower than in Durham, NC
Local Purchasing Power in Madrid is 50.3% lower than in Durham, NC
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Restaurants
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(13.97 €)
12.88 $
(12.00 €)
     -14.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 66.25 $
(61.72 €)
53.67 $
(50.00 €)
     -19.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(7.45 €)
8.59 $
(8.00 €)
     +7.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.75 $
(3.49 €)
3.76 $
(3.50 €)
     +0.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(6.52 €)
3.76 $
(3.50 €)
     -46.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 $
(4.15 €)
2.30 $
(2.15 €)
     -48.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(1.92 €)
2.52 $
(2.35 €)
     +22.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 $
(1.32 €)
1.73 $
(1.62 €)
     +22.4 %
Markets
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 $
(3.10 €)
3.59 $
(3.35 €)
     +7.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.75 $
(2.56 €)
1.05 $
(0.98 €)
     -61.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 $
(1.76 €)
0.60 $
(0.56 €)
     -68.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.43 $
(2.26 €)
2.48 $
(2.31 €)
     +1.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.40 $
(5.96 €)
5.14 $
(4.78 €)
     -19.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.25 $
(5.82 €)
3.61 $
(3.36 €)
     -42.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.33 $
(6.83 €)
5.97 $
(5.56 €)
     -18.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $
(1.93 €)
1.02 $
(0.95 €)
     -50.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 $
(0.50 €)
0.92 $
(0.86 €)
     +70.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.64 $
(1.53 €)
0.87 $
(0.81 €)
     -46.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.55 $
(2.37 €)
0.91 $
(0.85 €)
     -64.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 $
(0.96 €)
0.62 $
(0.57 €)
     -40.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.33 $
(1.24 €)
0.66 $
(0.61 €)
     -50.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 $
(0.92 €)
1.11 $
(1.03 €)
     +12.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $
(1.78 €)
0.74 $
(0.69 €)
     -61.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $
(13.04 €)
5.90 $
(5.50 €)
     -57.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(2.44 €)
1.07 $
(0.99 €)
     -59.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $
(4.19 €)
1.64 $
(1.53 €)
     -63.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.49 $
(6.98 €)
5.50 $
(5.12 €)
     -26.5 %
Transportation
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(1.86 €)
1.61 $
(1.50 €)
     -19.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 36.00 $
(33.54 €)
58.61 $
(54.60 €)
     +62.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 $
(3.35 €)
3.76 $
(3.50 €)
     +4.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(2.10 €)
1.90 $
(1.77 €)
     -15.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
(13.97 €)
23.62 $
(22.00 €)
     +57.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.17 $
(2.95 €)
7.57 $
(7.06 €)
     +139.3 %
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 €)
25,295.08 $
(23,563.64 €)
     +9.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.87 $
(126.57 €)
179.41 $
(167.13 €)
     +32.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $
(0.05 €)
0.15 $
(0.14 €)
     +207.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.00 $
(60.55 €)
35.61 $
(33.18 €)
     -45.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.17 $
(36.49 €)
43.13 $
(40.18 €)
     +10.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $
(18.63 €)
12.98 $
(12.09 €)
     -35.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(11.18 €)
9.66 $
(9.00 €)
     -19.5 %
Childcare
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,624.00 $
(1,512.84 €)
514.60 $
(479.38 €)
     -68.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,000.00 $
(3,726.20 €)
9,628.29 $
(8,969.23 €)
     +140.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.21 $
(51.43 €)
77.35 $
(72.06 €)
     +40.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.17 $
(31.83 €)
36.35 $
(33.87 €)
     +6.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.75 $
(78.02 €)
81.36 $
(75.79 €)
     -2.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.75 $
(119.94 €)
97.89 $
(91.19 €)
     -24.0 %
Rent Per Month
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,550.00 $
(1,443.90 €)
1,101.78 $
(1,026.36 €)
     -28.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,366.67 $
(1,273.12 €)
849.65 $
(791.49 €)
     -37.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,379.75 $
(2,216.86 €)
1,888.67 $
(1,759.39 €)
     -20.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $
(1,804.88 €)
1,351.44 $
(1,258.94 €)
     -30.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 322.00 $
(299.96 €)
537.95 $
(501.13 €)
     +67.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 162.33 $
(151.22 €)
367.46 $
(342.31 €)
     +126.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Durham, NC Edit Madrid Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,575.00 $
(5,193.39 €)
2,165.41 $
(2,017.18 €)
     -61.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.79 2.42      -49.5 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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