Cali vs Charlotte - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cali Charlotte
🚶 Cost of living one person
$706
$2725
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1835
$6459
🏠 One person rent
$259
$1657
🏘️ Family rent
$455
$2905
🍽️ Food expenses
$257
$627
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$237
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$446
$5039
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
45
69
😀 Quality of life
52
87
🏙️ Population
2.47M
875K

The cost of living in Cali is 74% less expensive than in Charlotte. Cities ranked 6788th and 355th ($706 vs $2725) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 11th and 311th in Colombia and the United States, respectively. Check Colombia vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 1.8 months in Charlotte. Cali ranked 3rd best city to live in Colombia vs Charlotte ranked 39th in the United States, while ranked 6105th and 176th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs Charlotte

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Cali Charlotte
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.68
$16.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$71.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.64
$10.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$5.9
 Cappuccino
$1.95
$5.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.85
$2.45
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$247
$1662
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$180
$1428
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$3696
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$338
$2402
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$66
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.7
$67.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.62%
6.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1156
$5682
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1105
$4165
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$2.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26
$109
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.1
$36
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.41
$3.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$4.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.45
$4.16
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.56
$13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$20.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$6.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$5.96
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$3.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$3.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$1.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.75
$2.84
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.51
$15.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.01
$3.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.4
$7.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.1
$6.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.04
$6.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.09
$4.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$36.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.46
$14.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.1
$183
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.46
$26.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.8
$60.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.1
$105
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$292
$1380
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6411
$26357

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Cities near Cali

Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$646
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$555
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$495
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$453
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$512
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$551
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$649
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$571
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$666
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$521
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$420
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$718
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$419
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$651
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$510
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$441
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$719
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$877
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$534
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$517
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$815
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$872
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$532
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$647
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$783
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$537
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$511
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$613
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$843
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$622
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$606
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$599
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$597
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$775
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$625
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$615
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$653
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$571
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$637
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$627

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