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 $26,279 $30,207 $33,028
Avg. Household Income $66,463 $76,665 $87,398
Median Home Value $163,904 $188,612 $193,500
Median Monthly Rent $735 $844 $982
Source: ESRI, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau

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