Cost of living in Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Summary of cost of living in Asheville, North Carolina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,104
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,114
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Asheville, North Carolina
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.64
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.08
12 eggs, large $3.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.47
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.71
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,751
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,954
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $195
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,071
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,274
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $146
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $62
40” flat screen tv $321
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $131
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $27
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $55
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $39
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $108
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $110
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,152
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.86
Monthly ticket public transport $32
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $136
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.64
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.82
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.40
Tube of toothpaste $2.11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $27
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $54
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $101
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $98
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.04
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $470
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district $58
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 173 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: May 21, 2024

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