Atlanta vs Charlotte - Cost of Living Comparison

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Atlanta Charlotte
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2593
$2725
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6225
$6459
🏠 One person rent
$1565
$1657
🏘️ Family rent
$2740
$2905
🍽️ Food expenses
$704
$627
🚐 Transport expenses
$140
$237
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5866
$5039
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
95
69
😀 Quality of life
89
87
🏙️ Population
499K
875K

The cost of living in Atlanta is 5% less expensive than in Charlotte. Cities ranked 552nd and 355th ($2593 vs $2725) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 492nd and 311th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.3 months in Atlanta compared to 1.8 months in Charlotte. Ranked 25th vs 39th best cities to live in the United States, and 133rd vs 176th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Atlanta vs Charlotte

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Atlanta Charlotte
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18.2
$16.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$85.3
$71.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$12.1
$10.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.98
$5.9
 Cappuccino
$5.29
$5.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$2.45
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1672
$1662
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1300
$1428
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3233
$3696
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2296
$2402
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$191
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65.2
$67.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.77%
6.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$13216
$5682
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6639
$4165
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.51
$2.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$95.9
$109
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$36
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.89
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.17
$3.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$4.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.84
$4.16
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.7
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.7
$20.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$6.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$5.96
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.02
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$3.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.57
$3.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.58
$1.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.49
$2.84
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12
$15.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.34
$3.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.06
$7.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$13.9
$6.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$12
$6.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$6.98
$4.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.8
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$78.4
$36.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$16.3
$14.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$136
$183
💇 Haircut, simple
$24.1
$26.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.7
$60.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.8
$105
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1493
$1380
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29040
$26357

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Cities near Atlanta

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi East Point
$2386
11 km or 7 mi Candler-McAfee
$2377
12 km or 7.7 mi Brookhaven
$2367
17 km or 11 mi Chamblee
$2332
17 km or 11 mi Smyrna
$2602
19 km or 12 mi Tucker
$2293
20 km or 13 mi Sandy Springs
$2346
21 km or 13 mi Stonecrest
$2278
22 km or 13 mi Dunwoody
$2345
26 km or 16 mi Marietta
$2247
29 km or 18 mi Stockbridge
$2283
29 km or 18 mi Peachtree Corners
$2318
31 km or 19 mi Douglasville
$2238
31 km or 19 mi Roswell
$2466
35 km or 22 mi Johns Creek
$2354
35 km or 22 mi Duluth
$2282
36 km or 22 mi Kennesaw
$2124
37 km or 23 mi Alpharetta
$2796
40 km or 25 mi Woodstock
$1945
41 km or 26 mi McDonough
$2230
43 km or 26 mi Milton
$2523
43 km or 27 mi Acworth
$1575
43 km or 27 mi Lawrenceville
$1645
43 km or 27 mi Peachtree
$2296
53 km or 33 mi Canton
$2138
56 km or 35 mi Newnan
$2370
58 km or 36 mi Griffin
$2203
66 km or 41 mi Carrollton
$2234
67 km or 42 mi Winder
$2120
80 km or 49 mi Gainesville
$2124
92 km or 57 mi Rome
$2082
96 km or 59 mi Athens
$1937
100 km or 62 mi LaGrange
$2200
124 km or 77 mi Macon
$1720
125 km or 78 mi Dalton
$1766
128 km or 80 mi Valley
$1647
133 km or 83 mi Anniston
$1781
135 km or 84 mi Oxford
$1778
146 km or 90 mi Warner Robins
$1857
150 km or 93 mi Columbus
$1999

Cities near Charlotte

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 10 mi Matthews
$2368
17 km or 11 mi Mint Hill
$2377
20 km or 13 mi Huntersville
$2263
23 km or 14 mi Indian Trail
$2325
28 km or 18 mi Cornelius
$2213
30 km or 18 mi Concord
$2212
31 km or 19 mi Gastonia
$1919
36 km or 22 mi Kannapolis
$2181
36 km or 22 mi Rock Hill
$2209
38 km or 23 mi Monroe
$2239
40 km or 25 mi Mooresville
$2156
57 km or 35 mi Lancaster
$2147
59 km or 37 mi Salisbury
$2081
62 km or 39 mi Statesville
$2069
63 km or 39 mi Shelby
$1572
72 km or 45 mi Hickory
$1871
94 km or 58 mi Forest
$1929
101 km or 63 mi Thomasville
$1975
104 km or 64 mi Rockingham
$2140
104 km or 65 mi Spartanburg
$2188
108 km or 67 mi Asheboro
$2058
111 km or 69 mi Winston-Salem
$1765
113 km or 70 mi High Point
$1936
120 km or 75 mi Kernersville
$1869
130 km or 81 mi Greer
$2208
132 km or 82 mi Greensboro
$1846
138 km or 86 mi Columbia
$1818
142 km or 88 mi Mauldin
$2210
143 km or 89 mi Lexington
$1925
147 km or 91 mi Greenville
$2200
152 km or 94 mi Florence
$2020
152 km or 95 mi Sumter
$1861
154 km or 96 mi Sanford
$2303
159 km or 99 mi Burlington
$2083
160 km or 99 mi Asheville
$2663
166 km or 103 mi Greenwood
$2122
176 km or 109 mi Fayetteville
$2131
179 km or 111 mi Chapel Hill
$2182
180 km or 112 mi Lumberton
$2156
184 km or 114 mi Anderson
$2151