Fairview 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.
IndexFairviewNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index10497100
IndexFairviewNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index99101100
Groceries index102100100
Health care index100104100
Housing index11687100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index92100100

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  • The cost of living in Fairview is 8% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Fairview is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fairview is 16% higher 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$78,409$6,534$1,829$2,353
Renters$16,611$1,384$388$498

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

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $33.33$34.683.9%
Toothpaste $1.87$2.4724.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.020.2%
Movie $10.58$9.877.2%
Bowling $5.05$4.3915.0%

Groceries

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.02$4.4812.1%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.466.4%
Milk $2.59$2.369.9%
Potatoes $3.48$3.0613.7%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $7.81$8.639.5%

Health Care

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.00$99.786.8%
Doctor $111.25$105.035.9%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.65$9.412.5%
Lipitor $252.26$298.5015.5%

Housing

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $250,400.00$175,700.0042.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,132.18$1,081.034.7%
Apartment Rent $492.00$920.0046.5%

Transportation

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.27$2.098.6%
Tire Balancing $43.98$45.292.9%

Utilities

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.51$170.806.0%
Phone $24.98$28.2611.6%
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.
Peachland, NC44286-14%
Marshville, NC2,49389-11%
Wingate, NC3,70892-8%
Red Cross, NC69094-6%
Monroe, NC33,58895-5%
Fairview, NC2,8821044%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Watkinsville, GA2,8811022%
Santa Rosa, TX2,88168-32%
Hayti, MO2,88375-25%
Eufaula, OK2,88184-16%
Edgecliff Village, TX2,8831011%
Fairview, NC2,8821044%
Source: The Fairview, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.