Charlotte vs New York City - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte New York City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$3563
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$7275
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$2283
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$3047
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$701
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$378
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$6526
😷 Air quality
Good
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
68
100
😀 Quality of life
89
96
🏙️ Population
875K
8.4M

The cost of living in Charlotte is 43% less expensive than in New York City. Cities ranked 463rd and 2nd ($2038 vs $3563) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 1st in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 1.8 months in New York City. Ranked 21st vs 1st best cities to live in the United States, and 111th vs 13th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs New York City

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Charlotte New York City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$19.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$82
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$10.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$8.01
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$5.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
$2.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1415
$2914
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$1930
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$4179
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$2505
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$98.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$149
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$58.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$15476
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$9160
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$2.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$129
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$24.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$3.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$5.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$4.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$17.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$15.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$20.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$2.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$5.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$3.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$1.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$18.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$4.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$14.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$7.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$5.28
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$83.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$17.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$161
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$24.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$55.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$92.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$2234
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$23587

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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 New York City

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi Astoria
$2512
11 km or 6.8 mi Hoboken
$2905
11 km or 7.1 mi Jersey
$2281
13 km or 8.3 mi Union
$1939
14 km or 8.8 mi West New York
$2314
14 km or 8.9 mi Bayonne
$2545
15 km or 9.6 mi North Bergen
$1951
17 km or 10 mi Secaucus
$1939
17 km or 11 mi Cliffside Park
$1934
18 km or 11 mi Kearny
$1941
20 km or 12 mi Valley Stream
$1943
20 km or 13 mi Fort Lee
$2781
20 km or 13 mi Lyndhurst
$1935
22 km or 14 mi Newark
$1956
23 km or 14 mi Elizabeth
$1942
23 km or 14 mi Belleville
$1941
25 km or 15 mi Hillside
$1935
25 km or 15 mi Long Beach
$1946
25 km or 15 mi Nutley
$1944
25 km or 16 mi East Orange
$1929
25 km or 16 mi Irvington
$1942
26 km or 16 mi Rockville Centre
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Linden
$1941
26 km or 16 mi Hackensack
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Bloomfield
$2026
26 km or 16 mi Teaneck
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Carteret
$1939
26 km or 16 mi Passaic
$2343
27 km or 17 mi Roselle
$1933
27 km or 17 mi Hempstead
$2665
28 km or 17 mi Union Township
$1936
28 km or 18 mi Clifton
$2324
28 km or 18 mi Maplewood
$1947
29 km or 18 mi Montclair
$1982
29 km or 18 mi Bergenfield
$1937
29 km or 18 mi Mount Vernon
$1952
30 km or 18 mi Rahway
$1941
30 km or 18 mi Uniondale
$1931
30 km or 18 mi West Orange
$1952
30 km or 18 mi New Rochelle
$1992