Gaston 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.
IndexGastonNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8297100
IndexGastonNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index99101100
Groceries index96100100
Health care index101104100
Housing index4487100
Transportation index88102100
Utilities index111100100

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  • The cost of living in Gaston is 15% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Gaston is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gaston is 56% 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$30,208$2,517$705$906
Renters$34,844$2,904$813$1,045

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

ItemGastonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $35.40$34.682.1%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $5.93$4.3935.0%

Groceries

ItemGastonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$4.483.5%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.15$2.368.8%
Potatoes $3.07$3.060.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $9.79$8.6313.4%

Health Care

ItemGastonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.60$99.781.2%
Doctor $91.33$105.0313.0%
Dentist $95.28$88.707.4%
Ibuprofen $9.19$9.412.4%
Lipitor $324.24$298.508.6%

Housing

ItemGastonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $59,400.00$175,700.0066.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $876.77$1,081.0318.9%
Apartment Rent $617.00$920.0032.9%

Transportation

ItemGastonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$2.0915.8%
Tire Balancing $44.77$45.291.1%

Utilities

ItemGastonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.03$170.803.6%
Phone $34.01$28.2620.4%
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.
South Weldon, NC82578-22%
Littleton, NC55784-16%
South Rosemary, NC2,89884-16%
Seaboard, NC75684-16%
Garysburg, NC1,10184-16%
Gaston, NC96282-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Whitehall, MT96291-9%
Waynesburg, OH96286-14%
Walnut Creek, NC96213232%
Silver Lake, IN96283-17%
West Salem, IL96278-22%
Gaston, NC96282-18%
Source: The Gaston, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.