Star 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.
IndexStarNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index7894100
IndexStarNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index9798100
Health care index115107100
Housing index4685100
Transportation index7598100
Utilities index8396100

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  • The cost of living in Star is 17% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Star is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Star is 54% 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$40,417$3,368$943$1,213
Renters$40,000$3,333$933$1,200

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

ItemStarNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.50$16.0928.5%
Beauty Salon $29.33$37.3321.4%
Toothpaste $1.90$2.4522.5%
Shampoo $0.95$1.005.1%
Movie $6.00$10.2841.6%
Bowling $2.25$4.9354.4%

Groceries

ItemStarNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.62$3.804.7%
Fried Chicken $1.11$1.4020.8%
Milk $1.82$2.019.2%
Potatoes $3.25$3.018.1%
Pizza $11.99$9.8921.3%
Beer $8.29$8.906.9%

Health Care

ItemStarNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.00$102.1617.5%
Doctor $150.00$108.3638.4%
Dentist $99.12$92.537.1%
Ibuprofen $9.22$9.280.6%
Lipitor $431.91$425.821.4%

Housing

ItemStarNational avg.Difference
Home Price $78,500.00$184,700.0057.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,008.12$1,202.4416.2%
Apartment Rent $509.00$949.0046.4%

Transportation

ItemStarNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.245.1%
Tire Balancing $15.76$46.2965.9%

Utilities

ItemStarNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.87$165.966.1%
Phone $20.50$28.6828.5%
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.
Robbins, NC1,35677-23%
Troy, NC3,43079-21%
Biscoe, NC2,31080-20%
Mount Gilead, NC1,12382-18%
Candor, NC88682-18%
Star, NC75178-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Elberfeld, IN75183-17%
Miracle Valley, AZ75185-15%
Kirtland, NM75198-2%
New Chapel Hill, TX75193-7%
Hill Country Village, TX75116666%
Star, NC75178-22%
Source: The Star, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.