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 $30,539 $38,701 $41,804
Avg. Household Income $84,075 $94,353 $105,555
Median Home Value $178,530 $280,600 $320,900
Median Monthly Rent $918 $1,131 $1,300
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2023

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