Lansing 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.
IndexLansingNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9595100
IndexLansingNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index98100100
Groceries index9999100
Health care index104105100
Housing index8487100
Transportation index9894100
Utilities index11297100

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  • The cost of living in Lansing is equal to the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Lansing is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lansing is 16% 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$51,250$4,271$1,196$1,538
Renters$13,438$1,120$314$403

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

ItemLansingNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.92$15.5628.0%
Beauty Salon $33.61$36.116.9%
Toothpaste $2.48$2.470.3%
Shampoo $1.06$0.9610.2%
Movie $10.31$10.131.8%
Bowling $4.71$4.740.5%

Groceries

ItemLansingNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.66$3.988.2%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.413.5%
Milk $1.94$2.065.8%
Potatoes $3.22$2.988.0%
Pizza $8.13$9.4714.2%
Beer $8.78$8.790.2%

Health Care

ItemLansingNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $113.55$101.0412.4%
Doctor $127.44$107.4418.6%
Dentist $88.67$90.421.9%
Ibuprofen $8.34$9.2810.1%
Lipitor $425.33$426.500.3%

Housing

ItemLansingNational avg.Difference
Home Price $147,500.00$175,700.0016.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $760.84$1,133.2332.9%
Apartment Rent $765.00$920.0016.8%

Transportation

ItemLansingNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$1.992.7%
Tire Balancing $45.33$45.760.9%

Utilities

ItemLansingNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.68$163.813.6%
Phone $35.33$28.3924.5%
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.
Troutdale, VA16083-17%
West Jefferson, NC1,50892-8%
Jefferson, NC1,49395-5%
Cove Creek, NC1,01896-4%
Lansing, NC19795-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Country Acres, TX19781-19%
Garrison, MN19790-10%
Garvin, OK19782-18%
Howard, OH19786-14%
Keensburg, IL19774-26%
Lansing, NC19795-5%
Source: The Lansing, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.