Rowland 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.
IndexRowlandNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8495100
IndexRowlandNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index107100100
Groceries index9699100
Health care index105105100
Housing index4387100
Transportation index9494100
Utilities index9697100

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  • The cost of living in Rowland is 12% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Rowland is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rowland is 57% 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$36,250$3,021$846$1,088
Renters$14,458$1,205$337$434

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

ItemRowlandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.94$15.5640.9%
Beauty Salon $33.93$36.116.0%
Toothpaste $2.90$2.4717.5%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.1%
Movie $10.95$10.138.2%
Bowling $7.61$4.7460.8%

Groceries

ItemRowlandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.75$3.985.8%
Fried Chicken $1.70$1.4120.7%
Milk $1.96$2.065.3%
Potatoes $2.98$2.980.1%
Pizza $8.36$9.4711.8%
Beer $9.36$8.796.4%

Health Care

ItemRowlandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.99$101.049.8%
Doctor $101.25$107.445.8%
Dentist $105.89$90.4217.1%
Ibuprofen $8.70$9.286.2%
Lipitor $421.18$426.501.2%

Housing

ItemRowlandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $62,200.00$175,700.0064.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $807.44$1,133.2328.7%
Apartment Rent $549.00$920.0040.3%

Transportation

ItemRowlandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.2%
Tire Balancing $44.22$45.763.4%

Utilities

ItemRowlandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.65$163.812.3%
Phone $24.96$28.3912.1%
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.
McColl, SC2,39081-19%
Fairmont, NC2,69982-18%
Raynham, NC6683-17%
Raemon, NC14483-17%
Prospect, NC85583-17%
Rowland, NC1,20484-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
McLouth, KS1,20487-13%
Spur, TX1,20474-26%
Salix, PA1,20583-17%
Caddo, OK1,20376-24%
Shawsville, VA1,20577-23%
Rowland, NC1,20484-16%
Source: The Rowland, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.