Holly Springs 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.
IndexHolly SpringsNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index11395100
IndexHolly SpringsNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index106100100
Groceries index11399100
Health care index104105100
Housing index13387100
Transportation index9294100
Utilities index9797100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Holly Springs, NC is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Holly Springs, NC enjoy a cost of living index of 113. This index is 18% higher than the North Carolina average, and 13% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Holly Springs, NC, the average cost of goods and services is 5% higher than it is in North Carolina, and it is 6% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Holly Springs is 18% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Holly Springs is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Holly Springs is 33% 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$97,891$8,158$2,284$2,937
Renters$66,125$5,510$1,543$1,984
The affordability of the housing market in Holly Springs, NC as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Holly Springs, NC homeowners, the median income is $97,891. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,284 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $66,125. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,543 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Holly Springs, NC, it's important to take into account the sales tax for North Carolina, as well as the rate for income tax in North Carolina. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for North Carolina is 7.5%, and the sales tax in the state of North Carolina is 4.75%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in North Carolina starts from 5.75% and goes up to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemHolly SpringsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.33$15.5624.2%
Beauty Salon $46.08$36.1127.6%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.6%
Shampoo $1.12$0.9616.4%
Movie $11.39$10.1312.4%
Bowling $4.90$4.743.5%

Groceries

ItemHolly SpringsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$3.980.1%
Fried Chicken $1.70$1.4120.8%
Milk $2.05$2.060.7%
Potatoes $3.82$2.9828.2%
Pizza $10.85$9.4714.6%
Beer $9.88$8.7912.4%

Health Care

ItemHolly SpringsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.33$101.041.7%
Doctor $100.00$107.446.9%
Dentist $102.03$90.4212.8%
Ibuprofen $9.13$9.281.6%
Lipitor $444.00$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemHolly SpringsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $236,000.00$175,700.0034.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $760.15$1,133.2332.9%
Apartment Rent $1,206.00$920.0031.1%

Transportation

ItemHolly SpringsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$1.994.5%
Tire Balancing $37.83$45.7617.3%

Utilities

ItemHolly SpringsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.48$163.8114.9%
Phone $31.99$28.3912.7%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Moncure, NC45579-21%
Angier, NC4,76096-4%
Broadway, NC1,29197-3%
Garner, NC26,7231011%
Fuquay-Varina, NC20,2461055%
Holly Springs, NC27,33911313%

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Holly Springs, NC27,33911313%
Source: The Holly Springs, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.