Cost of living in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Summary of cost of living in Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,831
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,592
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Raleigh, North Carolina
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.83
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.91
12 eggs, large $3.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.47
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $2.34
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.86
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,925
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,593
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $296
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,732
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,319
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $244
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $67
40” flat screen tv $288
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $179
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $24
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $58
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $103
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $140
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $29,220
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.87
Monthly ticket public transport $51
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $13
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $159
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.99
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.21
Tube of toothpaste $2.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $52
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $179
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $80
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.36
1 month of gym membership in business district $50
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 101 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2024

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