Dana 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.
IndexDanaNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9295100
IndexDanaNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index98105100
Housing index7887100
Transportation index9594100
Utilities index9197100

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  • The cost of living in Dana is 4% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Dana is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dana is 22% 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$48,293$4,024$1,127$1,449
Renters$23,750$1,979$554$713

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

ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.67$15.560.7%
Beauty Salon $36.45$36.110.9%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4712.0%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $10.67$10.135.4%
Bowling $5.00$4.745.6%

Groceries

ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.40$3.9810.4%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4110.9%
Milk $1.74$2.0615.5%
Potatoes $3.17$2.986.3%
Pizza $11.41$9.4720.4%
Beer $8.84$8.790.5%

Health Care

ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.33$101.0416.5%
Doctor $87.51$107.4418.6%
Dentist $105.39$90.4216.6%
Ibuprofen $8.08$9.2813.0%
Lipitor $389.46$426.508.7%

Housing

ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $144,500.00$175,700.0017.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,062.90$1,133.236.2%
Apartment Rent $625.00$920.0032.1%

Transportation

ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.1%
Tire Balancing $39.32$45.7614.1%

Utilities

ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.65$163.814.4%
Phone $24.49$28.3913.7%
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.
Fruitland, NC2,44385-15%
Landrum, SC2,59788-12%
Barker Heights, NC1,65287-13%
East Flat Rock, NC3,91788-12%
Edneyville, NC2,25589-11%
Dana, NC2,46692-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pantego, TX2,4661055%
Paynesville, MN2,46692-8%
Linden, TX2,46683-17%
Glasco, NY2,46511111%
South Dos Palos, CA2,4641011%
Dana, NC2,46692-8%
Source: The Dana, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.