The cost of living in Charlotte, North Carolina, is 0% lower than the state average and 4% lower than the national average. Homes in Charlotte, North Carolina, are 14% cheaper than the U.S. average. In the US, while public services cost approximately 7% less.
Located in the center of the state, Charlotte is close to the South Carolina border and two hours east of Asheville. It is ranked 195 (top 2%) on the list of the best places to live in the world, the 52nd best city to live in the United States, and the second most livable city in North Carolina. However, the national average sales tax is 7.05 percent, which means that North Carolina's rates aren't much higher than those in the rest of the country.