Charlotte vs Tokyo - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Tokyo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$1698
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$4410
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$803
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$1693
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$322
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$2899
😷 Air quality
Good
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
68
100
😀 Quality of life
89
100
🏙️ Population
875K
14M

The cost of living in Charlotte is 20% more expensive than in Tokyo. Cities ranked 463rd and 2208th ($2038 vs $1698) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 1st in the United States and Japan, respectively. Check the United States vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 1.7 months in Tokyo. Charlotte ranked 21st best city to live in the United States vs Tokyo ranked 1st in Japan, while ranked 111th and 1st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Tokyo

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Charlotte Tokyo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$6.57
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$35.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$5.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$4.45
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$3.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
$1.19
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1415
$1016
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$563
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$2264
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$1286
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$34.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
1.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$9602
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$6179
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$29.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$1.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$2.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$1.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$15.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$8.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$23.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$7.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$3.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$6.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$5.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$4.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$9.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$2.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$9.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$68.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$13.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$37.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$25
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$560
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$16030

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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 Tokyo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Musashino
$1031
12 km or 7.4 mi Komae
$1026
12 km or 7.5 mi Mitaka
$1047
13 km or 8 mi Wako
$1023
13 km or 8.4 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
14 km or 8.5 mi Hirai
$1019
14 km or 8.9 mi Toda
$1029
14 km or 8.9 mi Chofu
$1055
14 km or 9 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
15 km or 9.3 mi Asaka
$1032
15 km or 9.4 mi Warabi
$1022
16 km or 10 mi Niiza
$1037
17 km or 10 mi Higashikurume
$1023
17 km or 11 mi Koganei
$1026
18 km or 11 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
18 km or 11 mi Inagi
$1021
18 km or 11 mi Soka
$1061
18 km or 11 mi Kiyose
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Shiki
$1022
19 km or 12 mi Kawasaki
$1133
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1036
20 km or 12 mi Fuchu
$1064
20 km or 12 mi Saitama
$1179
20 km or 12 mi Kodaira
$1048
20 km or 12 mi Yashio
$1025
21 km or 13 mi Kokubunji
$1026
21 km or 13 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Miyoshi
$1019
22 km or 14 mi Ichikawa
$1069
22 km or 14 mi Matsudo
$1170
23 km or 14 mi Misato
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Fujimi
$1027
23 km or 14 mi Kunitachi
$1023
23 km or 14 mi Tama
$1029
24 km or 15 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
24 km or 15 mi Koshigaya
$1031
25 km or 15 mi Tachikawa
$1043
25 km or 15 mi Higashiyamato
$1026
26 km or 16 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Fujimino
$1025