Kitty Hawk 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.
IndexKitty HawkNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index12597100
IndexKitty HawkNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index117101100
Groceries index104100100
Health care index107104100
Housing index15787100
Transportation index99102100
Utilities index115100100

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  • The cost of living in Kitty Hawk is 29% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Kitty Hawk is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kitty Hawk is 57% 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$59,965$4,997$1,399$1,799
Renters$45,078$3,757$1,052$1,352

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

ItemKitty HawkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.50$14.5914.3%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.24$1.0221.3%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $6.50$4.3948.0%

Groceries

ItemKitty HawkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.53$4.481.2%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.465.7%
Milk $2.60$2.3610.3%
Potatoes $3.35$3.069.4%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.62$8.630.1%

Health Care

ItemKitty HawkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.67$99.783.1%
Doctor $127.50$105.0321.4%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.20$9.4112.9%
Lipitor $300.00$298.500.5%

Housing

ItemKitty HawkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $304,500.00$175,700.0073.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,197.04$1,081.0310.7%
Apartment Rent $1,094.00$920.0018.9%

Transportation

ItemKitty HawkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.093.2%
Tire Balancing $39.98$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemKitty HawkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.37$170.801.4%
Phone $38.78$28.2637.2%
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.
Manns Harbor, NC1,2121044%
Kill Devil Hills, NC6,81011919%
Manteo, NC1,47212828%
Nags Head, NC2,79812828%
Southern Shores, NC2,75914747%
Kitty Hawk, NC3,33812525%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hahnville, LA3,33887-13%
Port Angeles East, WA3,3381022%
Montezuma, GA3,33882-18%
St. James, MD3,33811515%
Caruthers, CA3,3381055%
Kitty Hawk, NC3,33812525%
Source: The Kitty Hawk, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.