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Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Charlottesville, VA 

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Consumer Prices in Charlottesville, VA are 15.65% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Charlottesville, VA are 31.98% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Charlottesville, VA are 51.75% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Charlottesville, VA are 13.68% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Charlottesville, VA are 14.70% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Charlottesville, VA is 9.83% higher than in Boston, MA
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 52.50 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 5.00 $      -16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.21 $ 6.00 $      -16.84 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.98 $ 4.04 $      +1.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $ 1.94 $      -1.03 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 $ 1.67 $      +5.20 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.26 $ 3.34 $      +2.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 $ 2.50 $      -1.80 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.50 $      -14.57 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.81 $ 2.50 $      -11.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.00 $ 5.42 $      +8.40 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.05 $ 3.92 $      -22.45 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.60 $ 5.09 $      -22.77 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.94 $ 2.29 $      +18.04 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.63 $      +5.27 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.00 $      -26.50 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.07 $ 1.75 $      -15.46 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.30 $ 1.25 $      -3.94 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $ 1.25 $      +5.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 $ 1.54 $      -27.74 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.66 $ 1.79 $      +7.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 1.72 $      -14.06 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.17 $ 2.16 $      -31.68 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.95 $ 5.50 $      -49.77 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.25 $      -50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 84.50 $ 28.50 $      -66.27 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 3.50 $      +34.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $ 20.00 $      -28.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.80 $ 2.40 $      -14.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $      -9.09 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,624.00 $ 18,666.67 $      -4.88 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.33 $ 133.05 $      -18.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10 $      +0.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.12 $ 66.00 $      +2.93 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.34 $ 69.00 $      +22.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.33 $ 0.00 $      -100.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 12.00 $      -14.29 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,793.92 $ 920.00 $      -48.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,123.00 $ 18,000.00 $      -22.16 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.48 $ 40.00 $      -20.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.17 $ 37.50 $      +0.90 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.58 $ 75.00 $      -5.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.00 $ 100.00 $      +4.17 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,364.72 $ 1,180.00 $      -50.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,727.85 $ 915.00 $      -47.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,224.33 $ 1,810.00 $      -57.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,747.35 $ 1,434.00 $      -47.80 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 950.77 $ 249.58 $      -73.75 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 398.76 $ 191.16 $      -52.06 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,194.17 $ 3,133.33 $      -25.29 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.19 4.40      +5.11 %
Last update: November 2018November 2018
Contributors:26532
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD