Mars Hill 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.
IndexMars HillNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9695100
IndexMars HillNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index98105100
Housing index9487100
Transportation index9594100
Utilities index9197100

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  • The cost of living in Mars Hill is 1% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Mars Hill is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mars Hill is 6% 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$55,417$4,618$1,293$1,663
Renters$22,396$1,866$523$672

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

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.67$15.560.7%
Beauty Salon $36.45$36.110.9%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4712.0%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $10.67$10.135.4%
Bowling $5.00$4.745.6%

Groceries

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.40$3.9810.4%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4110.9%
Milk $1.74$2.0615.5%
Potatoes $3.17$2.986.3%
Pizza $11.41$9.4720.4%
Beer $8.84$8.790.5%

Health Care

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.33$101.0416.5%
Doctor $87.51$107.4418.6%
Dentist $105.39$90.4216.6%
Ibuprofen $8.08$9.2813.0%
Lipitor $389.46$426.508.7%

Housing

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $181,500.00$175,700.003.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,062.90$1,133.236.2%
Apartment Rent $650.00$920.0029.3%

Transportation

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.1%
Tire Balancing $39.32$45.7614.1%

Utilities

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.65$163.814.4%
Phone $24.49$28.3913.7%
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.
Burnsville, NC1,70293-7%
Woodfin, NC6,16794-6%
Marshall, NC89795-5%
Black Mountain, NC7,97796-4%
Weaverville, NC3,7831055%
Mars Hill, NC2,16896-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Van Vleck, TX2,16880-20%
Edgerton, OH2,16882-18%
New Eagle, PA2,16882-18%
East Sonora, CA2,1681088%
Huntsville, AR2,16881-19%
Mars Hill, NC2,16896-4%
Source: The Mars Hill, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.