Lake Santeetlah 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.
IndexLake SanteetlahNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index14297100
IndexLake SanteetlahNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index93101100
Groceries index84100100
Health care index89104100
Housing index26287100
Transportation index90102100
Utilities index90100100

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  • The cost of living in Lake Santeetlah is 46% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Lake Santeetlah is 42% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lake Santeetlah is 162% 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$71,667$5,972$1,672$2,150
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemLake SanteetlahNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.20$14.599.5%
Beauty Salon $34.00$34.682.0%
Toothpaste $1.49$2.4739.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $9.85$9.870.2%
Bowling $4.06$4.397.6%

Groceries

ItemLake SanteetlahNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$4.4812.4%
Fried Chicken $0.98$1.4633.1%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.78$3.069.2%
Pizza $10.24$9.2410.8%
Beer $8.46$8.632.0%

Health Care

ItemLake SanteetlahNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.80$99.7815.0%
Doctor $93.00$105.0311.5%
Dentist $75.00$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $288.60$298.503.3%

Housing

ItemLake SanteetlahNational avg.Difference
Home Price $460,000.00$175,700.00161.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.66$1,081.0318.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemLake SanteetlahNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.8%
Tire Balancing $33.96$45.2925.0%

Utilities

ItemLake SanteetlahNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$154.26$170.809.7%
Phone $25.37$28.2610.2%
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.
Robbinsville, NC65374-26%
Andrews, NC1,95978-22%
Marble, NC24981-19%
Lake Santeetlah, NC4014242%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Foster, NE4072-28%
Tennant, IA4078-22%
Dutchtown, MO4089-11%
Ravanna, MO4069-31%
Alton, IN4078-22%
Lake Santeetlah, NC4014242%
Source: The Lake Santeetlah, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.