Cost of Living Comparison Between Durham, NC and Washington, DC 

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Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 70.9% higher than in Durham, NC
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 26.1% higher than in Durham, NC
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 14.6% higher than in Durham, NC
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Restaurants
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 19.00 $      +26.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 66.25 $ 85.00 $      +28.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 9.50 $      +18.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.75 $ 7.00 $      +86.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 $ 4.89 $      +9.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $ 2.38 $      +15.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 $ 2.13 $      +50.1 %
Markets
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 $ 3.87 $      +16.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.75 $ 2.91 $      +5.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 $ 2.00 $      +5.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.43 $ 3.98 $      +63.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.40 $ 6.36 $      -0.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.25 $ 5.35 $      -14.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.33 $ 7.39 $      +0.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $ 2.44 $      +17.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.89 $      +63.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.64 $ 2.32 $      +41.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.55 $ 2.76 $      +8.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 $ 1.58 $      +53.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.33 $ 1.35 $      +2.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 $ 2.40 $      +142.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 2.13 $      +11.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $ 3.05 $      +16.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $ 4.66 $      +3.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.49 $ 11.00 $      +46.9 %
Transportation
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.75 $      +37.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 36.00 $ 102.00 $      +183.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 $ 5.00 $      +38.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 2.16 $      -4.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $ 32.50 $      +116.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.17 $ 3.75 $      +18.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 24,190.00 $      +0.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,206.25 $ 21,599.78 $      -6.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.87 $ 161.43 $      +18.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $ 0.18 $      +256.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.00 $ 56.88 $      -12.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.17 $ 89.58 $      +128.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ? 18.33 $     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 14.00 $      +16.7 %
Childcare
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,624.00 $ 2,135.91 $      +31.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,000.00 $ 30,609.75 $      +665.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.21 $ 55.81 $      +1.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.17 $ 33.15 $      -3.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.75 $ 95.18 $      +13.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.75 $ 137.67 $      +6.9 %
Rent Per Month
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,550.00 $ 2,358.41 $      +52.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,366.67 $ 1,876.67 $      +37.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,379.75 $ 4,900.00 $      +105.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $ 3,227.27 $      +66.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 322.00 $ 732.26 $      +127.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 162.33 $ 450.00 $      +177.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Durham, NC Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,575.00 $ 5,799.64 $      +4.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.79 5.09      +6.3 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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