Graduate

Cost of Living in Durham

Cost of Living in Durham

The cost of housing in Durham is 23% below the national average. In fact, the cost of housing is so low that many of the graduate students own their own home. Below we list for comparison how much you would have to make in different areas of the country to have the equivalent standard of living as making $25,000 in Durham (salary chosen for comparison purposes only, numbers are taken from http://www.bestplaces.net/COL/).

  • Chapel Hill: $34,000
  • Atlanta: $30,000
  • Evanston: $35,750
  • Palo Alto: $62,498
  • Los Angeles: $41,500
  • Cambridge: $43,648
  • Princeton: $39,500
  • New York: $43,750
  • San Diego: $39,250