Cost of Living in Monroe, NC

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1939
$4463
🛋️ Without rent
$722
$2353
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1217
$2110
🍽️ Food
$529
$1376
🚐 Transport
$55.7
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3758
😀 Quality of life
65
🏙️ Population
34.6K

The average cost of living in Monroe is $1939, which is in the top 15% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1412th out of 9294 in our global list, 1292nd out of 2202 in the United States, and 22nd out of 50 in North Carolina.

The median after-tax salary is $3758, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 4138th (TOP 45%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1475th best city to live in the United States, and 30th most liveable city in North Carolina. With an estimated population of 34.6K, Monroe is the 1304th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 44 km Charlotte Douglas International Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4135 Wingate University
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Prices in Monroe

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$58.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.98
 Cappuccino
$4.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1262
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$988
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2227
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1793
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$67.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4462
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2532
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.41
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$952
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13170

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