Manteo 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.
IndexManteoNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index12695100
IndexManteoNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index114100100
Groceries index10299100
Health care index106105100
Housing index16787100
Transportation index9794100
Utilities index11697100

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  • The cost of living in Manteo is 33% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Manteo is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Manteo is 67% 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$72,708$6,059$1,696$2,181
Renters$27,206$2,267$635$816

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

ItemManteoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.33$15.5620.8%
Beauty Salon $38.33$36.116.2%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.3%
Shampoo $1.02$0.965.7%
Movie $11.00$10.138.6%
Bowling $5.75$4.7421.4%

Groceries

ItemManteoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.38$3.9815.2%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.412.2%
Milk $1.97$2.064.4%
Potatoes $3.14$2.985.2%
Pizza $11.85$9.4725.1%
Beer $8.82$8.790.3%

Health Care

ItemManteoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.89$101.042.1%
Doctor $115.28$107.447.3%
Dentist $100.00$90.4210.6%
Ibuprofen $8.84$9.284.7%
Lipitor $432.01$426.501.3%

Housing

ItemManteoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $356,300.00$175,700.00102.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,169.79$1,133.233.2%
Apartment Rent $769.00$920.0016.4%

Transportation

ItemManteoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$1.991.5%
Tire Balancing $39.99$45.7612.6%

Utilities

ItemManteoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$189.67$163.8115.8%
Phone $33.04$28.3916.4%
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, NC1,2121033%
Wanchese, NC1,7531044%
Kill Devil Hills, NC6,81011818%
Kitty Hawk, NC3,33812323%
Nags Head, NC2,79812626%
Manteo, NC1,47212626%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Marathon City, WI1,47289-11%
Tyler Run, PA1,472100-0%
North Redington Beach, FL1,47214343%
New Sarpy, LA1,47289-11%
Gnadenhutten, OH1,47386-14%
Manteo, NC1,47212626%
Source: The Manteo, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.