Cost of living in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

List of prices in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.81
12 eggs, large $2.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.66
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,741
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,224
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $181
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $998
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $734
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $155
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $41
40” flat screen TV $346
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $117
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $38
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $54
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $107
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,117
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.71
Monthly ticket public transport $53
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $153
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.74
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.28
Tube of toothpaste $1.67
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $40
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $184
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $66
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $425
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.27
1 month of gym membership in business district $48
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.78
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 523 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: March 20, 2019

Raleigh position in our World Ranking

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106th
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n. america
53rd
out of 95
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46th
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