Cary, NC Cost of Living

Cary cost of living index

IndexCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index11497100
Goods & Services index95102100
Groceries index103103100
Health care index105104100
Housing index14985100
Transportation index102100100
Utilities index104102100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Cary is 18% greater than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Cary is 14.2% greater than the national average.
  • 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.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Cary, NC is $3.30.
  • The price of gas in Cary is 1.9% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.30 per gallon.
  • Joplin, MO is the least expensive city for gas at $2.82 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Cary, NC is $4.26.
  • The price of coffee in Cary is 0.9% higher than the national average.
  • Honolulu, HI is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.77.
  • Anniston, AL is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.99.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Cary, NC is $8.86.
  • The price of pizza in Cary is 2.9% lower than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Ponca City, OK is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.50.

North Carolina average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Cary, NC goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Cary, NC

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Wade, Raleigh866
Five Points, Raleigh868
Six Forks, Raleigh858.3
Glenwood, Raleigh856.9
Mordecai, Raleigh848.2
Hillsborough, Raleigh826.2
North, Raleigh8212.6
Falls Of Neuse, Raleigh809.4
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Northwest, Raleigh805.8
North Central, Raleigh788.5
West, Raleigh763.9
Central, Raleigh767.9
Northeast, Raleigh7513.5
Southeast, Raleigh7512.1
East Raleigh, Raleigh7510.2
South, Raleigh7411.6
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Cities near Cary, NC

CityScoreMiles
Apex, NC875.6
Holly Springs, NC8510.1
Morrisville, NC843.3
Wake Forest, NC8420
Rougemont, NC8430.6
Clayton, NC8420.7
Chapel Hill, NC8317.5
CityScoreMiles
Knightdale, NC8016.8
Fuquay-Varina, NC8014.4
Raleigh, NC808.1
Creedmoor, NC8023.5
Carrboro, NC8018.4
Fearrington Village, NC7916.4
Durham, NC7915.5
Garner, NC7910.9
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