Charlotte vs Lagos - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Lagos
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$1417
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$4468
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$869
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$2882
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$311
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$222
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
68
46
😀 Quality of life
89
42
🏙️ Population
875K
14.9M

The cost of living in Charlotte is 44% more expensive than in Lagos. Cities ranked 463rd and 2910th ($2038 vs $1417) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 2nd in the United States and Nigeria, respectively. Check the United States vs Nigeria comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 0.2 months in Lagos. Charlotte ranked 21st best city to live in the United States vs Lagos ranked 1st in Nigeria, while ranked 111th and 6897th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Lagos

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Charlotte Lagos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$3.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$47.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$6.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$1.18
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$3.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
$0.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1415
$1320
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$669
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$4934
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$2271
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$17.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$25.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$52.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$782
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$327
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$0.94
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$23.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$20.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$3.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$1.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$2.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$2.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$4.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$5.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$5.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$2.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.8
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$2.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$2.67
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$5.85
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$1.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$4.38
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$4.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$3.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$39.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$8.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$25.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$4.19
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$21.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$68.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$139
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$2706

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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 Lagos

Distance City Cost of living
78 km or 48 mi Abeokuta
$1274
87 km or 54 mi Porto-Novo
$593
109 km or 68 mi Cotonou
$681
120 km or 74 mi Ibadan
$941
165 km or 102 mi Oyo
$646
171 km or 106 mi Ife
$774
176 km or 109 mi Abomey
$560
195 km or 121 mi Osogbo
$548
203 km or 126 mi Save
$559
217 km or 135 mi Akure
$662
239 km or 148 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
243 km or 151 mi Lome
$607
245 km or 152 mi Benin
$924
254 km or 158 mi Owo
$745
261 km or 162 mi Ilorin
$753
278 km or 173 mi Atakpame
$568
280 km or 174 mi Warri
$518
310 km or 193 mi Kpalime
$568
324 km or 201 mi Ho
$446
332 km or 206 mi Hohoe
$538
355 km or 221 mi Sotouboua
$567
375 km or 233 mi Onitsha
$501
376 km or 234 mi Sokode
$574
388 km or 241 mi Tema
$524
389 km or 242 mi Ashaiman
$485
406 km or 252 mi Awka
$748
407 km or 253 mi Koforidua
$462
408 km or 253 mi Accra
$671
416 km or 258 mi Owerri
$1669
422 km or 262 mi Kara
$569
441 km or 274 mi Port Harcourt
$854
452 km or 281 mi Enugu
$938
463 km or 288 mi Umuahia
$755
463 km or 288 mi Aba
$659
495 km or 307 mi Minna
$669
536 km or 333 mi Abuja
$1305
555 km or 345 mi Kumasi
$555
562 km or 350 mi Obuasi
$571
570 km or 354 mi Calabar
$655
572 km or 356 mi Tamale
$508