Long View 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.
IndexLong ViewNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8797100
IndexLong ViewNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index97101100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index101104100
Housing index5687100
Transportation index100102100
Utilities index110100100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Long View, NC cost of living index. Compared to other cities in North Carolina and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Long View, NC is 87, which is 10% lower than the North Carolina average and 13% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Long View, NC are 3% lower than the average for North Carolina and 3% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Long View is 10% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Long View is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Long View is 44% 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$37,421$3,118$873$1,123
Renters$27,761$2,313$648$833
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Long View, NC, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Long View, NC, the median monthly income is $37,421 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $873 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $27,761, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $648 on monthly rental expenses.

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 you are determining the total cost of living in Long View, NC you will want to make sure you consider both the North Carolina sales tax and the North Carolina income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in North Carolina is 4.75%, with the highest surtax being 7.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in North Carolina have a range from 5.75% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemLong ViewNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.40$14.5915.0%
Beauty Salon $36.40$34.685.0%
Toothpaste $2.52$2.471.9%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $10.39$9.875.3%
Bowling $5.97$4.3935.9%

Groceries

ItemLong ViewNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.51$4.480.7%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $2.59$2.369.9%
Potatoes $3.37$3.0610.1%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.34$8.633.4%

Health Care

ItemLong ViewNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.20$99.7819.5%
Doctor $95.20$105.039.4%
Dentist $91.20$88.702.8%
Ibuprofen $9.12$9.413.1%
Lipitor $322.28$298.508.0%

Housing

ItemLong ViewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,400.00$175,700.0050.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $879.18$1,081.0318.7%
Apartment Rent $674.00$920.0026.7%

Transportation

ItemLong ViewNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$2.094.9%
Tire Balancing $39.18$45.2913.5%

Utilities

ItemLong ViewNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.61$170.800.1%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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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Casar, NC30683-17%
Rhodhiss, NC98886-14%
Brookford, NC41586-14%
Icard, NC3,19487-13%
Connelly Springs, NC1,64388-12%
Long View, NC4,96687-13%

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Long View, NC4,96687-13%
Source: The Long View, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.