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 $28,022 $35,254 $38,332
Avg. Household Income $68,081 $86,804 $97,962
Median Home Value $152,955 $236,900 $281,400
Median Monthly Rent $835 $1,026 $1,191
Source: Esri 2022

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