Cali vs Charlotte - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Charlotte
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$2038
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$4746
🏠 One person rent
$213
$1214
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$2103
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$509
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$159
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$5286
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
45
68
😀 Quality of life
55
89
🏙️ Population
2.47M
875K

The cost of living in Cali is 73% less expensive than in Charlotte. Cities ranked 7750th and 463rd ($555 vs $2038) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 365th 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 2.6 months in Charlotte. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Charlotte ranked 21st in the United States, while ranked 5807th and 111th 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
$3.63
$12.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$49.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$8.31
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$5.38
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$4.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$1415
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$973
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$2604
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$1730
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$87.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$134
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$65
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
5.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$3644
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$1693
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$2.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$86.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$2.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$3.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$2.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$9.77
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$12.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$4.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$4.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$4.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$2.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$2.68
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$1.72
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$13.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$2.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$7.27
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$6.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$5.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$4.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$1.74
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$35.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$11.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$143
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$42.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$913
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$14990

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Cities near Cali

Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

Cities near Charlotte

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 10 mi Matthews
$1934
17 km or 11 mi Mint Hill
$1947
20 km or 13 mi Huntersville
$1946
23 km or 14 mi Indian Trail
$1948
28 km or 18 mi Cornelius
$1843
30 km or 18 mi Concord
$1876
31 km or 19 mi Gastonia
$1828
36 km or 22 mi Kannapolis
$1934
36 km or 22 mi Rock Hill
$1694
38 km or 23 mi Monroe
$1939
40 km or 25 mi Mooresville
$1919
57 km or 35 mi Lancaster
$2033
59 km or 37 mi Salisbury
$1949
62 km or 39 mi Statesville
$1944
63 km or 39 mi Shelby
$1911
72 km or 45 mi Hickory
$1641
94 km or 58 mi Forest
$1947
101 km or 63 mi Thomasville
$1508
104 km or 64 mi Rockingham
$1946
104 km or 65 mi Spartanburg
$1725
108 km or 67 mi Asheboro
$1950
111 km or 69 mi Winston-Salem
$1724
113 km or 70 mi High Point
$1642
120 km or 75 mi Kernersville
$1872
130 km or 81 mi Greer
$1940
132 km or 82 mi Greensboro
$1640
138 km or 86 mi Columbia
$1956
142 km or 88 mi Mauldin
$1938
143 km or 89 mi Lexington
$1948
147 km or 91 mi Greenville
$1750
152 km or 94 mi Florence
$2021
152 km or 95 mi Sumter
$1275
154 km or 96 mi Sanford
$1360
159 km or 99 mi Burlington
$1949
160 km or 99 mi Asheville
$2262
166 km or 103 mi Greenwood
$1937
176 km or 109 mi Fayetteville
$1570
179 km or 111 mi Chapel Hill
$2494
180 km or 112 mi Lumberton
$1820
184 km or 114 mi Anderson
$1764