Rutherford College 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.
IndexRutherford CollegeNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9195100
IndexRutherford CollegeNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index102100100
Groceries index9499100
Health care index104105100
Housing index7387100
Transportation index9794100
Utilities index9297100

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  • The cost of living in Rutherford College is 5% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Rutherford College is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rutherford College is 27% 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$58,646$4,887$1,368$1,760
Renters$25,956$2,163$606$779

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

ItemRutherford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.25$15.564.4%
Beauty Salon $34.87$36.113.4%
Toothpaste $2.89$2.4716.8%
Shampoo $1.04$0.968.1%
Movie $10.55$10.134.2%
Bowling $5.57$4.7417.6%

Groceries

ItemRutherford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.983.5%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.415.0%
Milk $1.95$2.065.5%
Potatoes $3.05$2.982.3%
Pizza $9.09$9.474.1%
Beer $8.69$8.791.2%

Health Care

ItemRutherford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.36$101.0413.2%
Doctor $100.31$107.446.6%
Dentist $111.42$90.4223.2%
Ibuprofen $6.63$9.2828.5%
Lipitor $389.57$426.508.7%

Housing

ItemRutherford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $138,500.00$175,700.0021.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $871.06$1,133.2323.1%
Apartment Rent $550.00$920.0040.2%

Transportation

ItemRutherford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$1.992.0%
Tire Balancing $43.26$45.765.5%

Utilities

ItemRutherford CollegeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.74$163.814.3%
Phone $25.00$28.3911.9%
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.
Rhodhiss, NC98885-15%
Brookford, NC41585-15%
Icard, NC3,19486-14%
Long View, NC4,96686-14%
Connelly Springs, NC1,64387-13%
Rutherford College, NC1,09291-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Palouse, WA1,09293-7%
Vanceboro, NC1,09285-15%
Powers Lake, WI1,0921011%
Grover, NC1,09289-11%
Stafford, KS1,09277-23%
Rutherford College, NC1,09291-9%
Source: The Rutherford College, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.