Bryson City cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBryson CityNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8497100
IndexBryson CityNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index93101100
Groceries index84100100
Health care index89104100
Housing index7087100
Transportation index90102100
Utilities index90100100

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  • The cost of living in Bryson City is 13% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Bryson City is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bryson City is 30% lower than the national average.
  • North Carolina general sales tax is 7% lower than the national average.
  • North Carolina state income tax is 159% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$52,019$4,335$1,214$1,561
Renters$28,438$2,370$664$853

North Carolina Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
North Carolina4.75%7.5%

North Carolina Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
North Carolina5.75%5.75%

Goods & Services

ItemBryson CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.20$14.599.5%
Beauty Salon $34.00$34.682.0%
Toothpaste $1.49$2.4739.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $9.85$9.870.2%
Bowling $4.06$4.397.6%

Groceries

ItemBryson CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$4.4812.4%
Fried Chicken $0.98$1.4633.1%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.78$3.069.2%
Pizza $10.24$9.2410.8%
Beer $8.46$8.632.0%

Health Care

ItemBryson CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.80$99.7815.0%
Doctor $93.00$105.0311.5%
Dentist $75.00$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $288.60$298.503.3%

Housing

ItemBryson CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $127,500.00$175,700.0027.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.66$1,081.0318.8%
Apartment Rent $600.00$920.0034.8%

Transportation

ItemBryson CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.8%
Tire Balancing $33.96$45.2925.0%

Utilities

ItemBryson CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$154.26$170.809.7%
Phone $25.37$28.2610.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cherokee, NC2,71088-12%
Sylva, NC2,58194-6%
Cullowhee, NC5,53194-6%
Dillsboro, NC3191011%
Webster, NC3911022%
Bryson City, NC1,58584-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mazomanie, WI1,5851000%
Sheldon, TX1,58583-17%
Vonore, TN1,58589-11%
Warren, MN1,58483-17%
West Baraboo, WI1,58497-3%
Bryson City, NC1,58584-16%
Source: The Bryson City, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.