Charlotte vs Cleveland - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Cleveland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$1769
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$4070
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$1013
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$1654
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$521
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$4327
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
68
84
😀 Quality of life
89
88
🏙️ Population
875K
381K

The cost of living in Charlotte is 15% more expensive than in Cleveland. Cities ranked 463rd and 2056th ($2038 vs $1769) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 1853rd in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 2.4 months in Cleveland. Ranked 21st vs 32nd best cities to live in the United States, and 111th vs 140th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Cleveland

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Charlotte Cleveland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$62.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$9.07
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$5.34
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$4.36
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1415
$1171
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$755
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$2013
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$1264
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$121
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$186
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$53.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
5.43%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$2145
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$306
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$2.61
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$90.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$16.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$2.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$2.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$2.74
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$10.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$16.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$3.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$2.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$4.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$2.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$1.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$2.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$17.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$2.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$8.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$9.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$4.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$1.2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$27.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$77.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$12.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$50.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$81
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$929
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$13276

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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

Cities near Cleveland

Distance City Cost of living
8.8 km or 5.4 mi Garfield Heights
$1945
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Cleveland Heights
$1945
9.9 km or 6.1 mi Shaker Heights
$1935
11 km or 6.8 mi Lakewood
$1936
11 km or 6.9 mi Parma
$1746
12 km or 7.5 mi Maple Heights
$1946
13 km or 7.8 mi South Euclid
$1935
13 km or 8.2 mi Parma Heights
$1935
15 km or 9.1 mi Rocky River
$1942
15 km or 9.4 mi Bedford
$1946
18 km or 11 mi Euclid
$1940
19 km or 12 mi North Royalton
$1943
22 km or 13 mi Solon
$1964
22 km or 13 mi North Olmsted
$1941
22 km or 14 mi Westlake
$1944
23 km or 14 mi Strongsville
$1940
28 km or 17 mi Avon Lake
$1950
28 km or 18 mi Willoughby
$1585
30 km or 18 mi Avon
$2099
30 km or 18 mi Brunswick
$1937
30 km or 18 mi North Ridgeville
$1953
33 km or 21 mi Hudson
$1937
36 km or 22 mi Mentor
$1781
38 km or 24 mi Elyria
$1938
40 km or 25 mi Cuyahoga Falls
$1937
41 km or 25 mi Stow
$1951
42 km or 26 mi Lorain
$1941
42 km or 26 mi Medina
$1651
45 km or 28 mi Kent
$1675
47 km or 29 mi Akron
$1543
51 km or 32 mi Wadsworth
$1827
52 km or 32 mi Barberton
$1935
61 km or 38 mi Green
$1948
76 km or 47 mi Warren
$1935
77 km or 48 mi Massillon
$1937
78 km or 49 mi Wooster
$1347
79 km or 49 mi Alliance
$1942
79 km or 49 mi Canton
$1519
83 km or 52 mi Norwalk
$1944
87 km or 54 mi Sandusky
$1998