Norman 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.
IndexNormanNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index7597100
IndexNormanNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index91101100
Groceries index102100100
Health care index111104100
Housing index3187100
Transportation index91102100
Utilities index90100100

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  • The cost of living in Norman is 23% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Norman is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Norman is 69% 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$29,250$2,438$682$878
Renters$19,141$1,595$447$574

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

ItemNormanNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $28.57$34.6817.6%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4719.5%
Shampoo $1.19$1.0216.4%
Movie $5.50$9.8744.3%
Bowling $2.25$4.3948.8%

Groceries

ItemNormanNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$4.481.9%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.463.1%
Milk $2.07$2.3612.2%
Potatoes $3.10$3.061.3%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $7.74$8.6310.3%

Health Care

ItemNormanNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.67$99.7827.0%
Doctor $145.83$105.0338.8%
Dentist $100.50$88.7013.3%
Ibuprofen $10.34$9.419.9%
Lipitor $218.72$298.5026.7%

Housing

ItemNormanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $34,200.00$175,700.0080.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $965.39$1,081.0310.7%
Apartment Rent $531.00$920.0042.3%

Transportation

ItemNormanNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.093.4%
Tire Balancing $25.00$45.2944.8%

Utilities

ItemNormanNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.54$170.802.8%
Phone $20.50$28.2627.4%
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.
Ellerbe, NC1,55479-21%
Biscoe, NC1,75380-20%
Hoffman, NC54880-20%
Troy, NC3,45880-20%
Lilesville, NC54085-15%
Norman, NC14975-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Shippingport, PA14987-13%
Mount Carmel, SC14972-28%
La Loma de Falcon, TX14963-37%
Church Creek, MD14911010%
Casa Colorada, NM14979-21%
Norman, NC14975-25%
Source: The Norman, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.