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Cost of Living Comparison:
Columbia, Maryland - Cary, North Carolina

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A salary of $200,000 in Columbia, Maryland could decrease to $191,607 in Cary, North Carolina

Cost of Living IndexesColumbiaCary
Overall126.3121
Food110.5101.6
Housing178.8169.4
Utilities103.7105.6
Transportation101.198.4
Health97.897.9
Miscellaneous9794.5
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Cary is 4% cheaper than Columbia.
Food is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Food is 8% cheaper in Cary.

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