La Grange 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.
IndexLa GrangeNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8397100
IndexLa GrangeNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index100101100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index99104100
Housing index4687100
Transportation index99102100
Utilities index98100100

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  • The cost of living in La Grange is 14% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in La Grange is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in La Grange is 54% 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$36,223$3,019$845$1,087
Renters$11,563$964$270$347

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

ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.57$14.5927.3%
Beauty Salon $40.57$34.6817.0%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.471.3%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $9.86$9.870.1%
Bowling $4.44$4.391.1%

Groceries

ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.69$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.467.8%
Milk $2.50$2.366.1%
Potatoes $3.64$3.0618.9%
Pizza $9.27$9.240.3%
Beer $8.62$8.630.1%

Health Care

ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.75$99.781.0%
Doctor $95.79$105.038.8%
Dentist $98.29$88.7010.8%
Ibuprofen $9.61$9.412.1%
Lipitor $258.40$298.5013.4%

Housing

ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $59,500.00$175,700.0066.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $797.74$1,081.0326.2%
Apartment Rent $679.00$920.0026.2%

Transportation

ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.22$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $35.50$45.2921.6%

Utilities

ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.80$170.8013.5%
Phone $31.99$28.2613.2%
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.
Maury, NC1,22882-18%
Snow Hill, NC1,87884-16%
Seven Springs, NC11886-14%
Brogden, NC2,49987-13%
Mar-Mac, NC3,89487-13%
La Grange, NC2,85683-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Grove, PA2,8561099%
Eutaw, AL2,85681-19%
Lake of the Woods, IL2,85589-11%
Central Heights-Midland City, AZ2,85782-18%
Riverview, MO2,85486-14%
La Grange, NC2,85683-17%
Source: The La Grange, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.