Cost of Living in Charlotte, NC

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1929
$4445
🛋️ Without rent
$785
$2543
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1144
$1902
🍽️ Food
$474
$1232
🚐 Transport
$154
$404
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5485
🏙️ Population
810K

The average cost of living in Charlotte is $1929, which is in the top 6% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 487th out of 9294 in our global list, 331st out of 2202 in the United States, and 3rd out of 50 in North Carolina.

The median after-tax salary is $5485, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.8 months. Ranked 26th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 12th best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in North Carolina. With an estimated population of 810K, Charlotte is the 17th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport9 kmCharlotte Douglas International Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent9.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank529University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Prices in Charlotte

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.77
☕ Cappuccino
$4.6
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.1

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$914
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2422
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1535
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$83.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$60.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3491
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1564

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.29
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.72
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.58
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.75

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$922
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14129

Charlotte Cost of Living comparison