The state of North Carolina has gotten national recognition for a lot of things. The state has beautiful beaches, great schools, and plenty of entertainment. However, two of its cities are a few of the most expensive places to live in the United States according to a new report! In this article, we will take a look at which cities in NC are two of the most expensive places to live as well as a few other cities that made the list as well!
Cosmopolitan.com wrote an article in January 2022 titled, "The Most (and Least) Expensive Places to Live in the United States as a Single Person". The article went on to name 50 of the most expensive and least expensive places to live in the country and two cities in NC made the list - that would be Raleigh and Charlotte! Not only did Raleigh and Charlotte make the list, but they also both made the top 10! This is what the top 10 looks like #10 Charlotte, #9 Houston, Texas, #8 Mesa, Arizona, #7 Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, #6 Detroit, Michigan, #5 Boston, Massachusetts, #4 Raleigh, #3 New Orleans, Louisiana, #2 New York City, New York, and coming in at #1 - Miami, Florida.
According to apartments.com, the rent in Raleigh jumped 19.7 percent from May 2021 to May 2022! The national average of rent increases in the United States was 15.3 percent! Want to rent a studio apartment in Raleigh? Well, get ready to fork up a lot of dough - $1,691 to be exact! The 2021 median rent for a studio apartment in Charlotte was $1,450!