Charlotte vs Edinburgh - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Edinburgh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$1695
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$3835
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$1001
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$1521
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$413
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$2793
😷 Air quality
Good
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
68
89
😀 Quality of life
89
93
🏙️ Population
875K
488K

The cost of living in Charlotte is 20% more expensive than in Edinburgh. Cities ranked 463rd and 2213th ($2038 vs $1695) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 37th in the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check the United States vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 1.6 months in Edinburgh. Charlotte ranked 21st best city to live in the United States vs Edinburgh ranked 5th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 111th and 37th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Edinburgh

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Charlotte Edinburgh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$58.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$7.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$5.74
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
$2.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1415
$1080
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$797
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$2059
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$1120
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$28.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
2.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$4964
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$3800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$6.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$9.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$2.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$2.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$2.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$13.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$5.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$2.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$38
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$78.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$961
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$14721

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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 Edinburgh

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
21 km or 13 mi Livingston
$1378
21 km or 13 mi Dunfermline
$1384
42 km or 26 mi Alloa
$1497
49 km or 30 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
49 km or 31 mi Stirling
$1282
52 km or 32 mi Perth
$1553
56 km or 35 mi Hamilton
$1497
59 km or 37 mi Dundee
$1157
65 km or 40 mi East Kilbride
$1500
66 km or 41 mi Glasgow
$1533
78 km or 48 mi Paisley
$1498
89 km or 56 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
98 km or 61 mi Greenock
$1198
99 km or 61 mi Irvine
$1496
102 km or 63 mi Dumfries
$1200
105 km or 65 mi Ayr
$955
120 km or 74 mi Carlisle
$1273
147 km or 91 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
149 km or 93 mi Aberdeen
$1302
150 km or 93 mi Gateshead
$1498
153 km or 95 mi Tynemouth
$1496
153 km or 95 mi Jarrow
$1496
154 km or 96 mi South Shields
$1502
158 km or 98 mi Washington
$1495
158 km or 98 mi Whitehaven
$1461
164 km or 102 mi Sunderland
$1321
166 km or 103 mi Durham
$1372
173 km or 107 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
182 km or 113 mi Inverness
$1406
189 km or 117 mi Hartlepool
$1402
189 km or 117 mi Elgin
$1409
190 km or 118 mi Darlington
$1211
194 km or 121 mi Stockton-on-Tees
$1300
197 km or 123 mi Middlesbrough
$1281
211 km or 131 mi Morecambe
$1408
212 km or 132 mi Bangor
$1128
213 km or 132 mi Lancaster
$1424
216 km or 134 mi Douglas
$1482
224 km or 139 mi Newtownabbey
$1498