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Raleigh, NC vs Charlotte, NC

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Highlights
Charlotte is 3.3% less expensive than Raleigh.
Charlotte housing costs are 16.5% less expensive than Raleigh housing costs.
Health related expenses are 7.3% more in Charlotte.


Overview
 Raleigh, NCCharlotte, NCUnited States
 Overall102.398.9100
 Food & Groceries100.699.2100
 Health93.2100.0100
 Housing118.599.0100
 Median Home Cost$273,900$228,800$231,200
 Utilities99.198.3100
 Transportation88.697.7100
 Miscellaneous98.199.4100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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Reviews for Raleigh    220 Reviews
Visit and do your research before you decide - 9/13/2021
I've lived in Raleigh since 1971 so I've definitely seen a lot of changes, some good and some not! I won't say which is which in my review because realistically, we all... Read More
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Think twice before you do it and don't. - 7/12/2021
I've been here 25 years. I can't wait to leave. What was a beautiful, charming, quiet town has turned into a nightmare of hundreds of people moving here every day.... Read More

Bland and Boring - 7/5/2021
I don’t see how Raleigh makes the top best places to live lists. The people are funny acting and job market is only great if you are in IT or Medical/biotech field. Cost... Read More

Reviews for Charlotte    303 Reviews
Pretty, Easy City - 9/27/2021
Very new transplant (~6 weeks) so first impressions and reasons why I moved here: -great year-round weather, if you don't mind humidity-- less hot in summer than TX/AZ... Read More

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Based on Personal Perception - 6/14/2021
Six years ago I accepted a transfer to work in Charlotte NC and, now, I can't wait to get out. I believe that opinions regarding the city of Charlotte are based on... Read More

Super Sprawl City - 3/29/2021
Super Sprawl city. Very clean, racially diverse, and appears economically strong. The downtown area is unbelievably small for a 800,000+ population size city. Compared... Read More

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