Cost of living in Durham, North Carolina, United States

Summary of cost of living in Durham, North Carolina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,771
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,984
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List of prices in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Current as of Nov 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.31
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.76
12 eggs, large $2.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.46
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.63
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of coca-cola $2.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,517
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,187
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $113
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,096
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $92
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $48
40” flat screen tv $367
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $192
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $52
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $93
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $146
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,312
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.65
Monthly ticket public transport $56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.74
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $35
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $106
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.41
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.07
Tube of toothpaste $2.45
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $40
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $159
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $61
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $428
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district $50
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $5.43
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 125 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: November 23, 2020

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