Cost of living in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.64
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.80
12 eggs, large $2.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.93
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,584
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,124
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $146
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,221
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $869
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $86
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $43
40” flat screen TV $322
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $122
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $39
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) $80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $97
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,156
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.57
Monthly ticket public transport $79
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $22
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $114
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.30
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.65
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.79
Tube of toothpaste $1.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $39
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $125
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $69
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.94
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.81
iPod nano 16GB $135
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district $38
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.28
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 668 prices entered by 106 different people.
Latest price update: August 21, 2017.

Charlotte position in our World Ranking

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45th
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