How Charlotte compares on cost of living with biggest U.S. cities

How Charlotte compares on cost of living with biggest U.S. cities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte has a reputation for being one of the more affordable big cities in the country, but it comes in the top half of the pack among the top 75 cities in the U.S., according to a recent cost of living analysis.

Move.org recently analyzed data from the 75 largest cities in the U.S. to see which had the most affordable cost of living and, at the other end of the scale, which ones are expensive The monthly averages break down as follows: rent for a one-bedroom apartment; utilities (electricity, water, etc.); internet; gasoline; and food (groceries plus occasional restaurant meals).

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The Queen City came in at No. 25 on the list of most expensive cities, with average monthly expenses of $2,150.16.

To see breakdowns for average expenses for all 75 cities, click through this slideshow.