Cost of Living Comparison Between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC 

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Consumer Prices in Charlotte, NC are 3.7% lower than in Atlanta, GA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlotte, NC are 4.8% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Rent Prices in Charlotte, NC are 20.7% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Prices in Charlotte, NC are 13.5% lower than in Atlanta, GA
Groceries Prices in Charlotte, NC are 2.3% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Local Purchasing Power in Charlotte, NC is 19.9% lower than in Atlanta, GA
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Restaurants
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.50 $ 18.00 $      -12.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 80.00 $      -20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 11.25 $      -6.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $ 4.87 $      -5.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 $ 2.42 $      -3.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $ 1.99 $      -1.3 %
Markets
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $ 3.96 $      -1.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.96 $ 3.49 $      +18.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.52 $ 2.35 $      -6.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.88 $ 3.93 $      +1.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.83 $ 6.24 $      -8.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.37 $ 6.24 $      -2.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.62 $ 9.42 $      +23.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.60 $ 3.03 $      +16.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.84 $      -0.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.79 $ 2.84 $      +1.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $ 2.16 $      -5.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.55 $      -14.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.54 $      -4.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.31 $ 1.80 $      -22.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.36 $ 1.90 $      -19.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.28 $ 2.39 $      -26.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.28 $ 4.02 $      -6.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.15 $ 8.00 $      -1.8 %
Transportation
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.25 $      -10.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 $ 120.00 $      +26.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 5.00 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.97 $ 8.00 $      +169.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $ 36.50 $      +35.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.36 $ 3.25 $      -3.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,450.91 $ 34,000.00 $      -4.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,896.84 $ 23,776.15 $      -4.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 210.10 $ 180.95 $      -13.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.29 $ 44.71 $      -14.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.86 $ 74.19 $      +12.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.75 $ 25.00 $      -70.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.75 $ 20.00 $      +35.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 14.99 $      -6.3 %
Childcare
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,492.86 $ 1,383.33 $      -7.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,000.00 $ 26,280.00 $      -9.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.69 $ 58.28 $      +6.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.50 $ 46.80 $      -9.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.50 $ 104.82 $      +21.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.90 $ 126.55 $      +6.4 %
Rent Per Month
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,869.05 $ 2,016.67 $      +7.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,490.58 $ 1,816.55 $      +21.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,433.33 $ 4,474.00 $      +30.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,430.62 $ 2,822.92 $      +16.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 658.80 $ 409.18 $      -37.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 378.00 $ 257.26 $      -31.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Atlanta, GA Edit Charlotte, NC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,691.01 $ 4,779.79 $      -16.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.80 6.45      -5.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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