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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In North Carolina 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score61
  • Eden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,434
59
  • Roxboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,329
51
  • Henderson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,258
58
  • Lexington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,089
63
  • Asheboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,978
65
  • Thomasville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,178
61
  • Siler City, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,269
61
  • Albemarle, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,968
60
  • Marion, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,873
57
  • Reidsville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,107
54
  • Forest City, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,356
53
  • Salisbury, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,674
  • The town is filled with friendly and helpful warm people it's like stepping back in time. Food is wonderful and downtown storefronts are full. Yes we could use some more trendy places and we need to stay
63
  • Lenoir, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,956
53
  • Hamlet, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,500
45
  • Long View, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,071
66
  • Sanford, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,048
  • Sanford is well placed for all of what North Carolina and The South has to offer. We are two hours from the beach or the mountains, take your pick. While at home we have plenty of shopping and
65
  • Trinity, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,651
69
  • Archdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,483
61
  • Sawmills, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,119
71
  • Mocksville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
53
  • Rockingham, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,289
52
  • Laurinburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,601
62
  • Statesville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,731
59
  • Graham, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,506
52
  • Ayden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,167
63
  • Burlington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,570
  • A few years back, my family decided to move to Burlington, NC. My wife and I took this decision, because we wanted our daughter to join the Blue Ribbon private school in this city. What caught our
49
  • Oxford, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,707
60
  • Bessemer City, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,462
63
  • Butner, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,692
44
  • Wadesboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,577
50
  • Selma, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,325
51
  • Tarboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,206
53
  • Lumberton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,646
69
  • Kings Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,053
59
  • Cherryville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,901
65
  • St. Stephens, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,483
68
  • Whiteville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,535
49
  • Kinston, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,393
67
  • Newton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,999
62
  • Shelby, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,259
68
  • Morganton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,717
  • The courthouse and movie theater grab at your heart for that small town feel, however, after many, many visits and looking for housing, it was clear that there is a severe lack decent housing and you
57
  • Rocky Mount, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 56,175
  • Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is the quintessential small American town combined with modern aspirational culture. As a lifelong resident of Rocky Mount, I am continually surprised by the seamless way
60
  • Clinton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,799
60
  • Lincolnton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,593
62
  • Dunn, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,762
68
  • Gibsonville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,759
61
  • Nashville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,521
70
  • Greensboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 282,177
  • I loved living in Greensboro, and cannot believe this wonderful city ranked so low.? Compared to other places in the states, the crime rate is really low. No serial killers, rapist, murders, heavy drugs
54
  • Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,454
  • The town was bad before Randy Parton came and put the nail in the coffin. This place is paradise if you a drug dealer. Town goes along with how bad the county
59
  • Spring Lake, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,258

Finding an affordable place to live in North Carolina is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in North Carolina that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in North Carolina. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of North Carolina.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in North Carolina with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in North Carolina, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in North Carolina, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.