Mountain Home 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.
IndexMountain HomeNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index10097100
IndexMountain HomeNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index99101100
Groceries index102100100
Health care index100104100
Housing index10087100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index92100100

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  • The cost of living in Mountain Home is 3% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Mountain Home is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mountain Home is equal to 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$58,417$4,868$1,363$1,753
Renters$25,588$2,132$597$768

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

ItemMountain HomeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $33.33$34.683.9%
Toothpaste $1.87$2.4724.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.020.2%
Movie $10.58$9.877.2%
Bowling $5.05$4.3915.0%

Groceries

ItemMountain HomeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.02$4.4812.1%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.466.4%
Milk $2.59$2.369.9%
Potatoes $3.48$3.0613.7%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $7.81$8.639.5%

Health Care

ItemMountain HomeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.00$99.786.8%
Doctor $111.25$105.035.9%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.65$9.412.5%
Lipitor $252.26$298.5015.5%

Housing

ItemMountain HomeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $181,800.00$175,700.003.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,132.18$1,081.034.7%
Apartment Rent $853.00$920.007.3%

Transportation

ItemMountain HomeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.27$2.098.6%
Tire Balancing $43.98$45.292.9%

Utilities

ItemMountain HomeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.51$170.806.0%
Phone $24.98$28.2611.6%
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.
Fruitland, NC2,44387-13%
Barker Heights, NC1,65288-12%
East Flat Rock, NC3,91789-11%
Edneyville, NC2,25591-9%
Balfour, NC1,45393-7%
Mountain Home, NC3,345100-0%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Water Valley, MS3,34576-24%
Garnett, KS3,34586-14%
Gillespie, IL3,34685-15%
Athens, PA3,34487-13%
Sugar Creek, MO3,34485-15%
Mountain Home, NC3,345100-0%
Source: The Mountain Home, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.