Cost of Living Comparison Between Raleigh, NC and Fort Lauderdale, FL 

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Consumer Prices in Fort Lauderdale, FL are 12.56% higher than in Raleigh, NC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Fort Lauderdale, FL are 23.54% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Rent Prices in Fort Lauderdale, FL are 45.53% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Restaurant Prices in Fort Lauderdale, FL are 5.01% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Groceries Prices in Fort Lauderdale, FL are 20.09% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Local Purchasing Power in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 20.75% lower than in Raleigh, NC
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Restaurants
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 16.50 $      +10.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $ 60.00 $      +9.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 6.50 $      -18.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 5.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 $ 4.14 $      -3.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 $ 1.82 $      +3.02 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.38 $ 1.47 $      +6.77 %
Markets
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.88 $ 4.21 $      +45.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $ 3.22 $      +42.40 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.17 $ 2.98 $      +37.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.85 $ 2.75 $      +48.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.21 $ 5.11 $      +21.39 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.46 $ 5.85 $      +69.27 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.18 $ 7.58 $      +22.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.68 $ 2.42 $      -9.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.78 $      +20.58 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.84 $ 2.43 $      -14.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $ 2.57 $      +43.28 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 $ 1.56 $      +45.91 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.02 $ 1.67 $      +62.64 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 $ 2.20 $      +18.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 $ 1.78 $      -3.69 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $ 14.00 $      +12.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.83 $ 2.75 $      -2.94 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $ 3.38 $      +12.03 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.35 $ 7.00 $      +10.24 %
Transportation
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 2.00 $      +60.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 70.00 $      +75.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.55 $      +2.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.40 $      -4.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $ 24.00 $      -12.73 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.31 $ 2.35 $      +1.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,837.50 $ 19,756.00 $      -5.19 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 144.46 $ 134.88 $      -6.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 $ 0.16 $      -8.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.83 $ 57.35 $      -2.50 %
Sports And Leisure
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.94 $ 34.27 $      -4.65 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.40 $ 15.00 $      +31.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.09 %
Childcare
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,000.00 $ 928.57 $      -7.14 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,333.33 $ 26,000.00 $      +129.41 %
Clothing And Shoes
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.39 $ 40.85 $      -10.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.69 $ 33.11 $      -20.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.95 $ 72.00 $      -6.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.36 $ 96.08 $      -9.67 %
Rent Per Month
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,407.32 $ 1,797.66 $      +27.74 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,019.92 $ 1,389.83 $      +36.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,968.21 $ 2,945.62 $      +49.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,507.36 $ 2,457.22 $      +63.02 %
Buy Apartment Price
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 345.39 $ 512.21 $      +48.30 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 149.40 $ 204.23 $      +36.70 %
Salaries And Financing
Raleigh, NC Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,381.46 $ 4,289.65 $      -2.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.80 3.84      +1.27 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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