Charlotte vs Seattle - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Seattle
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$2734
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$6193
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$1739
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$2798
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$636
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$176
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$7689
😷 Air quality
Good
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
68
77
😀 Quality of life
89
92
🏙️ Population
875K
745K

The cost of living in Charlotte is 25% less expensive than in Seattle. Cities ranked 463rd and 69th ($2038 vs $2734) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 57th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 2.8 months in Seattle. Ranked 21st vs 9th best cities to live in the United States, and 111th vs 67th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Seattle

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Charlotte Seattle
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$16.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$69
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$9.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$7.02
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$5.22
🥤 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
$1851
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$1494
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$3116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$2426
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$117
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
5.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$6863
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$4890
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$2.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$103
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$20.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$3.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$3.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$3.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$17.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$13.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$17.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$4.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$2.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$5.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$6.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$2.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$1.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$2.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$15.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$3.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$10.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$5.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$4.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$2.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$55
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$14.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$149
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$23.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$53.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$99.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$1661
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$27143

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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 Seattle

Distance City Cost of living
9.1 km or 5.7 mi Mercer Island
$1941
11 km or 6.5 mi Bellevue
$2817
14 km or 8.5 mi Kirkland
$1944
15 km or 9.2 mi Tukwila
$2331
15 km or 9.5 mi Burien
$1946
16 km or 10 mi Bainbridge Island
$2335
17 km or 10 mi Shoreline
$2344
17 km or 10 mi Renton
$2340
17 km or 11 mi Redmond
$2682
17 km or 11 mi Kenmore
$1877
19 km or 12 mi SeaTac
$2467
21 km or 13 mi Bothell
$2304
22 km or 14 mi Sammamish
$1954
22 km or 14 mi Edmonds
$1950
23 km or 14 mi Issaquah
$2420
24 km or 15 mi Des Moines
$1949
24 km or 15 mi Lynnwood
$1952
24 km or 15 mi Bremerton
$2337
26 km or 16 mi Kent
$2072
30 km or 19 mi Mill Creek
$1938
33 km or 20 mi Federal Way
$1949
34 km or 21 mi Maple Valley
$1936
35 km or 21 mi Mukilteo
$1949
35 km or 22 mi Auburn
$2138
41 km or 25 mi Everett
$2379
42 km or 26 mi Tacoma
$2343
46 km or 28 mi University Place
$1959
48 km or 30 mi Puyallup
$2448
50 km or 31 mi Lake Stevens
$1938
51 km or 32 mi Lakewood
$2134
52 km or 33 mi Marysville
$1950
57 km or 35 mi Spanaway
$1965
74 km or 46 mi Lacey
$2242
76 km or 47 mi Olympia
$1998
78 km or 48 mi Sequim
$1931
80 km or 50 mi Oak Harbor
$1897
90 km or 56 mi Mount Vernon
$1950
100 km or 62 mi Port Angeles
$1782
109 km or 68 mi Centralia
$2061
119 km or 74 mi Victoria
$1906