Charlotte vs Dallas - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Dallas
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2680
$2489
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6364
$5949
🏠 One person rent
$1682
$1532
🏘️ Family rent
$3225
$2917
🍽️ Food expenses
$644
$638
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4737
$5400
😷 Air quality
Good
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
68
92
😀 Quality of life
87
90
🏙️ Population
875K
1.3M

The cost of living in Charlotte is 8% more expensive than in Dallas. Cities ranked 106th and 197th ($2680 vs $2489) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 88th and 149th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Charlotte compared to 2.2 months in Dallas. Ranked 52nd vs 23rd best cities to live in the United States, and 195th vs 104th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Dallas

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Charlotte Dallas
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18.1
$19.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$74.4
$74.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$7.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5
$5.03
 Cappuccino
$4.93
$4.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.25
$2.28
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1727
$1611
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1442
$1278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4229
$3681
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2674
$2414
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$162
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.3
$71.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.6%
4.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4010
$3705
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3041
$2285
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.65
$2.97
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$88
$95.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26.3
$11.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$0.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.45
$3.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$4.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.28
$4.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.66
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.4
$12.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.9
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.25
$4.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.93
$4.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.41
$4.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.73
$3.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.14
$2.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.73
$2.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.18
$3.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.04
$9.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.17
$15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.82
$6.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.83
$3.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.73
$1.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.5
$44.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.6
$14.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$111
$84.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$24.8
$32.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.4
$52.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$88.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1071
$1145
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15243
$14887

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Cities near Charlotte

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 10 mi Matthews
$2010
17 km or 11 mi Mint Hill
$2012
20 km or 13 mi Huntersville
$2018
23 km or 14 mi Indian Trail
$2022
28 km or 18 mi Cornelius
$1973
30 km or 18 mi Concord
$1956
31 km or 19 mi Gastonia
$1956
36 km or 22 mi Kannapolis
$2012
36 km or 22 mi Rock Hill
$2101
38 km or 23 mi Monroe
$2009
40 km or 25 mi Mooresville
$1920
57 km or 35 mi Lancaster
$1989
59 km or 37 mi Salisbury
$2011
62 km or 39 mi Statesville
$2011
63 km or 39 mi Shelby
$1591
72 km or 45 mi Hickory
$1660
94 km or 58 mi Forest
$2012
101 km or 63 mi Thomasville
$2081
104 km or 64 mi Rockingham
$2008
104 km or 65 mi Spartanburg
$1715
108 km or 67 mi Asheboro
$2010
111 km or 69 mi Winston-Salem
$1898
113 km or 70 mi High Point
$1989
120 km or 75 mi Kernersville
$1852
130 km or 81 mi Greer
$2010
132 km or 82 mi Greensboro
$1687
138 km or 86 mi Columbia
$1697
142 km or 88 mi Mauldin
$2015
143 km or 89 mi Lexington
$2011
147 km or 91 mi Greenville
$2034
152 km or 94 mi Florence
$1847
152 km or 95 mi Sumter
$1264
154 km or 96 mi Sanford
$1924
159 km or 99 mi Burlington
$2012
160 km or 99 mi Asheville
$2572
166 km or 103 mi Greenwood
$2012
176 km or 109 mi Fayetteville
$1774
179 km or 111 mi Chapel Hill
$2660
180 km or 112 mi Lumberton
$1841
184 km or 114 mi Anderson
$1690

Cities near Dallas

Distance City Cost of living
8 km or 5 mi University Park
$2016
14 km or 8.5 mi Irving
$2132
18 km or 11 mi Duncanville
$2021
18 km or 11 mi Farmers Branch
$2010
19 km or 12 mi Mesquite
$2079
19 km or 12 mi Balch Springs
$2011
20 km or 12 mi Lancaster
$2009
21 km or 13 mi DeSoto
$2015
21 km or 13 mi Grand Prairie
$2040
22 km or 13 mi Garland
$2147
22 km or 14 mi Richardson
$2017
25 km or 15 mi Carrollton
$2016
25 km or 15 mi Cedar Hill
$2018
27 km or 17 mi Coppell
$2018
28 km or 17 mi Euless
$2020
28 km or 18 mi Rowlett
$2023
30 km or 19 mi Sachse
$2017
30 km or 19 mi Arlington
$1685
31 km or 19 mi Plano
$2325
31 km or 19 mi Grapevine
$2314
32 km or 20 mi Bedford
$2013
32 km or 20 mi Forney
$2015
34 km or 21 mi Colleyville
$2020
34 km or 21 mi Lewisville
$1958
35 km or 22 mi Hurst
$2011
35 km or 22 mi The Colony
$2024
36 km or 22 mi Rockwall
$1835
37 km or 23 mi Southlake
$2007
37 km or 23 mi Mansfield
$2322
37 km or 23 mi Midlothian
$2032
37 km or 23 mi Wylie
$1875
38 km or 23 mi Flower Mound
$2021
38 km or 24 mi Allen
$2065
39 km or 24 mi North Richland Hills
$2008
40 km or 25 mi Frisco
$2108
42 km or 26 mi Waxahachie
$2023
42 km or 26 mi Watauga
$2019
43 km or 27 mi Keller
$2178
43 km or 27 mi Haltom
$2018
44 km or 28 mi Little Elm
$2008