Cost of Living in Durham

Summary about cost of living in Durham, NC, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.50 $ 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.65 $ 6.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 4.50-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 $ 3.00-5.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 $ 1.00-1.55
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.76 $ 3.00-4.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.72 $ 1.50-5.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.40-2.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.80 $ 1.23-4.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.00 $ 3.38-15.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.78 $ 4.00-7.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.95 $ 3.00-15.80
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 $ 1.50-8.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.39-1.75
Oranges (1 lb) 2.69 $ 1.11-4.99
Tomato (1 lb) 2.38 $ 1.29-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.75-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.41 $ 0.50-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 $ 1.58-2.70
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $ 1.00-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $ 1.43-2.86
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 $ 1.75-2.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.35 $ 6.00-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 1.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 36.00 $ 36.00-36.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 $ 3.60-3.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.25
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.40 $ 1.81-2.99
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,195.00 $ 22,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,206.25 $ 19,825.00-23,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 128.93 $ 77.27-225.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.77 $ 50.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.58 $ 10.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 11.00-14.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 975.00 $ 750.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,843.33 $ 4,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.22 $ 30.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.71 $ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.00 $ 50.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.25 $ 85.00-180.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,517.25 $ 1,300.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,249.53 $ 1,000.00-1,528.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,087.50 $ 1,700.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,538.89 $ 1,400.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 262.62 $ 214.37-294.50
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 134.25 $ 132.25-145.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,551.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.04 3.00-4.71

Prices in Durham, North Carolina

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Last update: June 2021
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DPon on Jul 07, 2020:
I have mixed feelings about Durham. It definitely has a great dining options with a lot of independent restaurants that make wonderful food - often dubbed the Foodie capital of the South, I hope they survive the pandemic. There's access to decent shopping, traffic isn't bad compared to much larger areas. The wages here, like most of the US stagnate, 35-40k a year is manageable if you're a household of one but not as easy as other places. It's a mix of people here, many who live in the city and commute between different areas, you have the NC natives which are a mixed bag, the many "yankee" transplants who live here, a good mix of African American, Latino, Asians, and Indians (which helps contribute to the food options here and its general vibe). House prices keep going up here and it is a very competitive market, many of us have had to renew leases when homes go under contract etc. There's a decent cultural scene, but being a classical musician as well as working in another field, that gives me a less than typical outlook on the culture here. It is close to a major airport, which is handy for when I travel, it is close to Raleigh - with the NC Symphony and Convention center, and it is not far from the mountains, the beach, DC, and Atlanta by car comparatively. The numbers are pretty typical here, I'd venture rent averages a bit lower than what they show.