Charlotte vs Louisville - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Louisville
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2680
$1623
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6364
$3805
🏠 One person rent
$1682
$910
🏘️ Family rent
$3225
$1441
🍽️ Food expenses
$644
$501
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$69.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4737
$4412
😷 Air quality
Good
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
68
61
😀 Quality of life
87
89
🏙️ Population
875K
246K

The cost of living in Charlotte is 65% more expensive than in Louisville. Cities ranked 106th and 2498th ($2680 vs $1623) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 88th and 2028th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Charlotte compared to 2.7 months in Louisville. Ranked 52nd vs 35th best cities to live in the United States, and 195th vs 148th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Louisville

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Charlotte Louisville
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18.1
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$74.4
$49.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$8.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5
$4.4
 Cappuccino
$4.93
$4.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.25
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1727
$979
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1442
$707
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4229
$1577
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2674
$1154
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$99.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$162
$153
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.3
$49
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.6%
5.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4010
$3241
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3041
$1696
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.65
$1.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$88
$40.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26.3
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.45
$2.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$3.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.28
$2.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.66
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.4
$7.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.9
$13.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.25
$4.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.93
$4.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.41
$4.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.73
$2.55
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.14
$3.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.73
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.18
$4.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.04
$6.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.17
$6.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.82
$6.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.83
$3.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.73
$1.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.5
$34.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.6
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$111
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$24.8
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.4
$43.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$81.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1071
$612
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15243
$24761

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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 Louisville

Distance City Cost of living
4.7 km or 2.9 mi Jeffersonville
$1580
6.4 km or 3.9 mi Clarksville
$2015
8 km or 4.9 mi New Albany
$1987
16 km or 10 mi Jeffersontown
$2018
46 km or 29 mi Shelbyville
$2021
50 km or 31 mi Radcliff
$1901
63 km or 39 mi Elizabethtown
$1618
78 km or 48 mi Frankfort
$1407
104 km or 65 mi Georgetown
$1951
107 km or 67 mi Columbus
$1735
111 km or 69 mi Nicholasville
$2018
113 km or 70 mi Lexington
$1836
121 km or 75 mi Bloomington
$1733
126 km or 79 mi Florence
$1703
130 km or 81 mi Independence
$2010
132 km or 82 mi Owensboro
$1492
140 km or 87 mi Franklin
$2013
140 km or 87 mi Richmond
$1466
140 km or 87 mi Winchester
$2017
140 km or 87 mi Covington
$2031
146 km or 91 mi Cincinnati
$1897
154 km or 96 mi Greenwood
$1996
154 km or 96 mi Bowling Green
$1588
159 km or 99 mi Fairfield
$2027
161 km or 100 mi Evansville
$1550
163 km or 101 mi Hamilton
$1928
164 km or 102 mi Oxford
$2013
165 km or 102 mi Somerset
$1494
167 km or 104 mi Henderson
$2017
170 km or 106 mi Plainfield
$2009
171 km or 106 mi Greenfield
$1457
172 km or 107 mi Indianapolis
$2086
173 km or 108 mi Tompkinsville
$2010
175 km or 109 mi Mason
$2024
180 km or 112 mi Lawrence
$2024
183 km or 114 mi Middletown
$1441
185 km or 115 mi Brownsburg
$2021
186 km or 116 mi Lebanon
$1754
190 km or 118 mi Richmond
$2008
190 km or 118 mi Fishers
$2024