Charlotte Ranked Among the Cities with the Most Affordable Water in the US

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A new report has just been released by travel magazine Holidu ranking Charlotte among the best locations for water availability in the nation.

The new Water Price Index shows the differences in the costs of both tap and bottled water in 30 US cities as well as over 100 global locations, using data to measure how the prices vary between locations, as well as between brands.

Considering how water futures are now being traded on the stock market, and that the growing demand for bottled water means that the market will reach US $307.6 billion by 2025, the results of the study provide a rare overview of the prices paid around the US and worldwide for this basic necessity.

The new report only ranks Charlotte 26th overall, but it ranked us as having the 4th cheapest tap water in America and the 4th highest quality tap water in America.

US #

City

Water Stress Category

Water Quality

Tap Water Price

Tap Price from US average

Water bottle price

Evian price
Nestle Price
Coke water price

Bottle price from US average

1 New York High (40-80%) 85.9 $2.00 -22.0% $1.06 $1.17 $3.92 $0.55 138.9%
2 Atlanta Medium – High (20-40%) 84.6 $2.60 1.2% $1.24 $1.60 $1.20 $1.72 90.0%
3 New Orleans Medium – High (20-40%) 79.4 $3.48 35.7% $1.48 $1.13 $1.03 $1.68 77.5%
4 Virginia Beach Low – Medium (10-20%) 88.8 $2.33 -9.2% $1.59 $0.85 $0.95 $1.59 76.9%
5 San Jose Low (<10%) 88.7 $2.27 -11.6% $1.25 $1.63 $1.21 $1.55 58.2%
6 Washington Low (<10%) 85 $3.41 32.9% $0.78 $1.35 $1.92 $1.69 31.2%
7 Los Angeles Extremely High (>80%) 81 $3.79 47.5% $1.54 $1.42 $0.95 $1.06 29.4%
8 Phoenix Extremely High (>80%) 81 $0.96 -62.6% $1.20 $1.04 $1.12 $1.59 27.6%
9 San Diego Extremely High (>80%) 84 $5.38 109.5% $0.92 $1.64 $1.25 $1.68 22.3%
10 Las Vegas Low (<10%) 81.4 $1.89 -26.2% $1.00 $1.21 $0.85 $0.84 12.4%
11 Austin Low – Medium (10-20%) 87.1 $2.62 2.1% $1.14 $1.38 $0.95 $1.27 11.9%
12 Houston Medium – High (20-40%) 83.5 $2.68 4.5% $1.14 $1.38 $1.08 $1.17 10.3%
13 Seattle Medium – High (20-40%) 90.5 $4.60 79.2% $1.01 $1.04 $1.00 $1.55 3.7%
14 Baltimore Low (<10%) 82.9 $3.27 27.2% $1.47 $1.01 $1.00 $1.04 2.5%
15 Cleveland Low (<10%) 88.4 $2.52 -1.7% $0.93 $1.36 $0.95 $1.55 0.5%
16 Denver Extremely High (>80%) 88.7 $2.54 -1.2% $0.83 $1.34 $1.15 $1.43 -0.5%
17 Miami Low – Medium (10-20%) 86.4 $3.27 27.2% $0.84 $1.47 $1.17 $1.64 -1.5%
18 Lincoln Low (<10%) 87.2 $1.57 -39.0% $0.78 $1.21 $1.12 $1.51 -2.0%
19 San Francisco Low (<10%) 85.5 $6.07 136.4% $0.79 $1.26 $1.26 $1.60 -2.9%
20 Chicago Low (<10%) 85.4 $1.58 -38.5% $1.17 $1.24 $1.27 $1.06 -6.0%
21 El Paso Extremely High (>80%) 81.9 $1.07 -58.4% $0.97 $1.00 $1.12 $1.55 -8.9%
22 Salt Lake City Low – Medium (10-20%) 88.1 $1.71 -33.3% $1.03 $0.97 $1.24 $1.55 -15.9%
23 Boston Medium – High (20-40%) 90.8 $3.10 20.6% $1.03 $1.08 $0.95 $1.55 -16.1%
24 Indianapolis Medium – High (20-40%) 84.4 $5.17 101.4% $0.85 $0.84 $0.90 $1.49 -19.1%
25 Portland Low – Medium (10-20%) 90.3 $4.55 77.3% $1.00 $1.42 $0.95 $1.55 -19.1%
26 Charlotte Low (<10%) 89.6 $1.48 -42.3% $0.81 $1.15 $1.06 $1.55 -36.6%
27 Philadelphia Medium – High (20-40%) 85.2 $1.68 -34.8% $0.74 $0.96 $1.08 $1.64 -39.3%
28 Dallas Low – Medium (10-20%) 86.9 $1.25 -51.3% $0.73 $1.09 $0.91 $1.47 -43.8%
29 Tucson High (40-80%) 86.9 $3.31 29.1% $0.90 $1.00 $0.95 $1.32 -46.3%
30 San Antonio Medium – High (20-40%) 85.4 $1.59 -38.1% $0.70 $1.25 $0.87 $1.00 -90.3%

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