Holden Beach 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.
IndexHolden BeachNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index13397100
IndexHolden BeachNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index101100100
Health care index111104100
Housing index20387100
Transportation index111102100
Utilities index111100100

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  • The cost of living in Holden Beach is 37% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Holden Beach is 33% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Holden Beach is 103% 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$70,729$5,894$1,650$2,122
Renters$56,250$4,688$1,312$1,688

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

ItemHolden BeachNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.33$14.591.8%
Beauty Salon $39.50$34.6813.9%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $1.13$1.0210.6%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.40$4.3922.6%

Groceries

ItemHolden BeachNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.49$4.4822.6%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.467.2%
Milk $2.72$2.3615.4%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $8.66$9.246.3%
Beer $8.49$8.631.7%

Health Care

ItemHolden BeachNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.67$99.785.9%
Doctor $126.33$105.0320.3%
Dentist $96.67$88.709.0%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.411.8%
Lipitor $321.54$298.507.7%

Housing

ItemHolden BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $420,200.00$175,700.00139.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,000.22$1,081.037.5%
Apartment Rent $1,080.00$920.0017.4%

Transportation

ItemHolden BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$2.096.4%
Tire Balancing $55.32$45.2922.2%

Utilities

ItemHolden BeachNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$173.54$170.801.6%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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.
Bolivia, NC29289-11%
Calabash, NC1,73895-5%
Varnamtown, NC5561000%
Shallotte, NC3,6391000%
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC5,5291011%
Holden Beach, NC88013333%

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Holden Beach, NC88013333%
Source: The Holden Beach, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.