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

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A salary of $80,000 in Raleigh, North Carolina should increase to $98,962 in Columbia, Maryland

Cost of Living IndexesRaleighColumbia
Overall102.1126.3
Food101.6110.5
Housing110.2178.8
Utilities105.6103.7
Transportation98.4101.1
Health97.997.8
Miscellaneous94.597
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Columbia is 24% more expensive than Raleigh.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 62% more expensive in Columbia.

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