Cost of Living

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Across North Carolina’s Southeast, cost of living can vary from 5% to nearly 25% below the national average. This means your hard-earned dollars go further in our region. This low cost of living also makes it easier for companies to offer competitive wages in a specific market within the region.

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Cost of Living Comparison

  NCSE North Carolina United States
Per Capita Income $25,598 $32,021 $35,672
Avg. Household Income $67,123 $80,037 $92,324
Median Home Value $167,838 $193,200 $240,500
Median Monthly Rent $809 $931 $1,097
Source: ESRI, 2019, U.S. Census Bureau

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