South Mills 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.
IndexSouth MillsNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9695100
IndexSouth MillsNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index108100100
Groceries index9399100
Health care index105105100
Housing index8287100
Transportation index9194100
Utilities index10597100

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  • The cost of living in South Mills is 1% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in South Mills is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Mills is 18% 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$39,792$3,316$928$1,194
Renters$42,059$3,505$981$1,262

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

ItemSouth MillsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.50$15.5613.3%
Beauty Salon $48.08$36.1133.2%
Toothpaste $2.74$2.4710.7%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.9%
Movie $10.11$10.130.2%
Bowling $6.77$4.7442.9%

Groceries

ItemSouth MillsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.71$3.986.8%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4118.5%
Milk $2.05$2.060.8%
Potatoes $2.85$2.984.3%
Pizza $8.55$9.479.8%
Beer $9.03$8.792.7%

Health Care

ItemSouth MillsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.00$101.046.0%
Doctor $112.08$107.444.3%
Dentist $98.67$90.429.1%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $453.67$426.506.4%

Housing

ItemSouth MillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $115,300.00$175,700.0034.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $932.54$1,133.2317.7%
Apartment Rent $1,118.00$920.0021.5%

Transportation

ItemSouth MillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.79$1.9910.2%
Tire Balancing $42.56$45.767.0%

Utilities

ItemSouth MillsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.92$163.817.9%
Phone $34.99$28.3923.3%
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.
Elizabeth City, NC18,3431000%
Camden, NC63411111%
Moyock, NC3,39011616%
South Mills, NC24596-4%

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Chula, MO24581-19%
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Gasconade, MO24579-21%
South Mills, NC24596-4%
Source: The South Mills, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.