Charlotte vs Sao Paulo - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Sao Paulo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$948
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$2452
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$427
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$816
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$261
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$488
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
68
95
😀 Quality of life
89
67
🏙️ Population
875K
12.3M

The cost of living in Charlotte is 115% more expensive than in Sao Paulo. Cities ranked 463rd and 5522nd ($2038 vs $948) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 2nd in the United States and Brazil, respectively. Check the United States vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 0.5 months in Sao Paulo. Charlotte ranked 21st best city to live in the United States vs Sao Paulo ranked 1st in Brazil, while ranked 111th and 3577th among best cities to live in the world.

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Charlotte Sao Paulo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$5.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$33.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$6.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$1.98
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1415
$541
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$315
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$870
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$687
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$48
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$74.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$18.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
9.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$2492
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$1619
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$52.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$8.13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$2.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$9.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$9.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$1.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$1.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$8.33
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$2.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$4.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$3.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$1.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$23.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$7.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$62
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$11.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$57
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$80.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$378
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$10294

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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 Sao Paulo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Sao Caetano do Sul
$672
13 km or 8.3 mi Taboao da Serra
$572
14 km or 8.6 mi Guarulhos
$548
15 km or 9.4 mi Diadema
$542
16 km or 9.7 mi Santo Andre
$702
16 km or 10 mi Osasco
$646
17 km or 11 mi Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
21 km or 13 mi Carapicuiba
$580
22 km or 14 mi Maua
$587
23 km or 15 mi Caieiras
$555
25 km or 15 mi Embu das Artes
$531
25 km or 16 mi Barueri
$740
26 km or 16 mi Mairipora
$554
26 km or 16 mi Franco da Rocha
$617
27 km or 17 mi Ferraz de Vasconcelos
$560
28 km or 17 mi Jandira
$554
29 km or 18 mi Ribeirao Pires
$554
29 km or 18 mi Itapecerica da Serra
$547
30 km or 18 mi Poa
$555
30 km or 18 mi Cotia
$610
30 km or 19 mi Itaquaquecetuba
$581
31 km or 19 mi Itapevi
$559
31 km or 19 mi Santana de Parnaiba
$555
32 km or 20 mi Francisco Morato
$597
33 km or 20 mi Itanhaem
$554
33 km or 20 mi Cajamar
$537
36 km or 22 mi Embu-Guacu
$554
36 km or 22 mi Aruja
$555
41 km or 26 mi Campo Limpo Paulista
$555
43 km or 26 mi Varzea Paulista
$555
44 km or 27 mi Cubatao
$545
45 km or 28 mi Mogi das Cruzes
$603
48 km or 30 mi Jundiai
$776
49 km or 30 mi Atibaia
$516
51 km or 32 mi Sao Roque
$555
52 km or 32 mi Sao Vicente
$612
55 km or 34 mi Santos
$780
56 km or 35 mi Praia Grande
$502
61 km or 38 mi Bertioga
$554
61 km or 38 mi Ibiuna
$555