Dobson 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.
IndexDobsonNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9497100
IndexDobsonNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index114101100
Groceries index98100100
Health care index105104100
Housing index6387100
Transportation index104102100
Utilities index104100100

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  • The cost of living in Dobson is 2% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Dobson is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dobson is 37% 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$49,792$4,149$1,162$1,494
Renters$14,091$1,174$329$423

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

ItemDobsonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $36.25$34.684.5%
Toothpaste $2.21$2.4710.6%
Shampoo $1.13$1.0210.6%
Movie $10.60$9.877.4%
Bowling $6.67$4.3951.9%

Groceries

ItemDobsonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.86$4.488.6%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.461.6%
Milk $2.67$2.3613.3%
Potatoes $3.36$3.069.8%
Pizza $8.51$9.247.9%
Beer $8.56$8.630.8%

Health Care

ItemDobsonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.80$99.7812.0%
Doctor $120.00$105.0314.2%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.62$9.412.2%
Lipitor $326.54$298.509.4%

Housing

ItemDobsonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,800.00$175,700.0033.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $720.62$1,081.0333.3%
Apartment Rent $507.00$920.0044.9%

Transportation

ItemDobsonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.22$2.096.0%
Tire Balancing $43.68$45.293.5%

Utilities

ItemDobsonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.54$170.802.8%
Phone $30.01$28.266.2%
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.
Ronda, NC41888-12%
Lowgap, NC23089-11%
Flat Rock CDP, NC1,42484-16%
Pleasant Hill, NC76085-15%
Toast, NC1,33092-8%
Dobson, NC1,55094-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Powhatan Point, OH1,55086-14%
Morenci, AZ1,55081-19%
Sutherland, NE1,54986-14%
Ohkay Owingeh, NM1,54978-22%
Lexington, TX1,55181-19%
Dobson, NC1,55094-6%
Source: The Dobson, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.