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 $26,746 $31,993 $35,384
Avg. Household Income $64,332 $79,620 $91,547
Median Home Value $139,000 $182,100 $229,800
Median Monthly Rent $800 $932 $1,096
Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2020

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