Mooresville 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.
IndexMooresvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index10197100
IndexMooresvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index97101100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index101104100
Housing index10487100
Transportation index100102100
Utilities index110100100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Mooresville, NC. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Mooresville, NC being 101, that puts it 5% higher than the average of North Carolina and 1% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Mooresville, NC, the price of goods and services are 3% lower than the average of North Carolina as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mooresville is 5% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Mooresville is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mooresville is 4% 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$77,186$6,432$1,801$2,316
Renters$38,968$3,247$909$1,169
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Mooresville, NC by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Mooresville, NC have a median income of $77,186. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,801 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $38,968, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $909.

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 Mooresville, 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

ItemMooresvilleNational 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

ItemMooresvilleNational 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

ItemMooresvilleNational 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

ItemMooresvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $186,100.00$175,700.005.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $879.18$1,081.0318.7%
Apartment Rent $928.00$920.000.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMooresvilleNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Catawba, NC70687-13%
China Grove, NC4,15590-10%
Enochville, NC2,66492-8%
Cleveland, NC82288-12%
Kannapolis, NC43,86593-7%
Mooresville, NC34,4661011%

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La Porte, TX34,47391-9%
Newnan, GA34,4571022%
Norristown, PA34,4541099%
Orangevale, CA34,44912222%
Brunswick, OH34,43899-1%
Mooresville, NC34,4661011%
Source: The Mooresville, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.