Cost of Living Comparison

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Connecticut is 10.3% more expensive than North Carolina.

If you lived in North Carolina instead of Connecticut, you would:
local_dining

pay 12.8% less for restaurants

  Connecticut help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $15.15 $13.23 -12.6%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.07 $6.78 -16.0%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.78 $1.67 -6.2%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.45 $1.39 -4.2%

Connecticut vs. North Carolina - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 12.4% less for groceries

  Connecticut help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.59 $2.35 -9.4%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.80 $5.52 -5.0%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.63 $3.00 -17.4%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.68 $2.01 -25.0%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.61 $4.24 -8.1%
Apples (1 lb) $2.04 $2.07 +1.4%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.79 $0.63 -19.7%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.41 $1.95 -19.0%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.02 $1.81 -10.5%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.60 $1.05 -34.0%
Onions (1 lb) $1.35 $1.17 -13.5%

Connecticut vs. North Carolina - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 2.9% less for transportation

  Connecticut help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.88 $2.50 -13.2%
Monthly public transit pass $55.72 $58.71 +5.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,633.00 $21,003.28 -2.9%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $20.25 $16.45 -18.7%

Connecticut vs. North Carolina - Cost of transportation
home

pay 35.8% less for housing

  Connecticut help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$64.34 $57.90 -10.0%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,527.95 $947.81 -38.0%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,256.74 $787.94 -37.3%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$125.55 $116.53 -7.2%

Connecticut vs. North Carolina - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 12.4% less for childcare

  Connecticut help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,133.33 $771.13 -32.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,708.33 $16,607.60 -11.2%

Connecticut vs. North Carolina - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 12.4% less for entertainment and sports

  Connecticut help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.90 $3.81 -22.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.02 $3.89 -3.3%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$10.46 $5.65 -46.0%
Monthly membership at local gym $34.62 $34.26 -1.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $12.35 $10.51 -14.9%

Connecticut vs. North Carolina - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 4.8% less for clothing

  Connecticut help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$41.60 $40.09 -3.6%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.07 $36.06 +2.8%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$74.25 $73.64 -0.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $105.11 $94.01 -10.6%

Connecticut vs. North Carolina - Cost of clothing
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