Cost of Living Comparison Between Asheville, NC and Raleigh, NC 

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Consumer Prices in Raleigh, NC are 1.0% lower than in Asheville, NC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Raleigh, NC are 3.6% lower than in Asheville, NC
Rent Prices in Raleigh, NC are 7.7% lower than in Asheville, NC
Restaurant Prices in Raleigh, NC are 12.2% lower than in Asheville, NC
Groceries Prices in Raleigh, NC are 1.1% higher than in Asheville, NC
Local Purchasing Power in Raleigh, NC is 17.2% higher than in Asheville, NC
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Restaurants
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.50 $ 20.00 $      -14.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 85.00 $      -15.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 $ 11.50 $      +4.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.25 $      -21.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 7.50 $      -25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.25 $ 5.36 $      +2.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 $ 2.86 $      +16.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 $ 2.34 $      +17.2 %
Markets
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.85 $ 3.63 $      -5.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.83 $ 3.70 $      -3.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.96 $ 2.54 $      +29.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.79 $ 3.64 $      +30.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.75 $ 6.21 $      +8.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.71 $ 4.74 $      -17.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.99 $ 8.03 $      +0.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.68 $ 2.36 $      -12.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.69 $      -17.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.97 $ 2.72 $      +38.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.05 $ 2.13 $      +3.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 $ 1.34 $      -9.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.94 $ 1.09 $      -43.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.27 $ 1.79 $      -21.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $ 2.85 $      +26.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.78 $ 1.81 $      +1.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.41 $ 3.79 $      +11.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.25 $ 7.50 $      +3.5 %
Transportation
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 2.30 $      +84.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20.00 $ 67.50 $      +237.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 2.50 $      -50.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 2.50 $      -50.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $ 15.00 $      -70.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.27 $ 3.58 $      +9.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,689.37 $ 32,344.69 $      -6.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,975.64 $ 25,422.75 $      +1.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 215.33 $ 263.68 $      +22.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 62.20 $ 61.44 $      -1.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 89.50 $ 82.75 $      -7.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.50 $ 51.25 $      +7.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.50 $ 34.00 $      +4.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.92 $ 14.00 $      +8.4 %
Childcare
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,802.11 $ 1,456.00 $      -19.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,965.00 $ 22,111.00 $      -14.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.25 $ 63.61 $      +7.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.50 $ 53.60 $      -8.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 161.25 $ 100.69 $      -37.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143.33 $ 147.50 $      +2.9 %
Rent Per Month
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,325.00 $ 1,975.12 $      -15.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,525.00 $ 1,643.05 $      +7.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,416.67 $ 3,638.29 $      -17.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,875.00 $ 3,030.78 $      +5.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 391.22 $ 867.42 $      +121.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 340.24 $ 393.86 $      +15.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Asheville, NC Edit Raleigh, NC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,840.92 $ 4,338.90 $      +13.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.57      -1.4 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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