Spruce Pine 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.
IndexSpruce PineNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8794100
IndexSpruce PineNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9498100
Health care index101107100
Housing index6385100
Transportation index9698100
Utilities index10496100

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  • The cost of living in Spruce Pine is 8% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Spruce Pine is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Spruce Pine is 37% 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$45,966$3,831$1,072$1,379
Renters$13,116$1,093$306$394

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

ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.68$16.0916.1%
Beauty Salon $36.55$37.332.1%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4510.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.8%
Movie $10.65$10.283.6%
Bowling $5.08$4.933.0%

Groceries

ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.94$3.803.6%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4015.4%
Milk $1.89$2.015.6%
Potatoes $2.79$3.017.3%
Pizza $11.26$9.8913.9%
Beer $8.51$8.904.4%

Health Care

ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.89$102.1615.9%
Doctor $94.49$108.3612.8%
Dentist $113.79$92.5323.0%
Ibuprofen $7.75$9.2816.5%
Lipitor $394.01$425.827.5%

Housing

ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Home Price $124,100.00$184,700.0032.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,241.63$1,202.443.3%
Apartment Rent $511.00$949.0046.2%

Transportation

ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.241.9%
Tire Balancing $42.52$46.298.2%

Utilities

ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.88$165.963.7%
Phone $32.47$28.6813.2%
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.
Crossnore, NC24388-12%
Newland, NC87488-12%
Bakersville, NC61690-10%
Burnsville, NC1,67493-7%
Sugar Mountain, NC5801055%
Spruce Pine, NC2,21187-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ashford, AL2,21184-16%
Pine Beach, NJ2,21112626%
Rockwell City, IA2,21276-24%
Hardinsburg, KY2,21284-16%
Summit, MS2,21085-15%
Spruce Pine, NC2,21187-13%
Source: The Spruce Pine, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.