Statesville 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.
IndexStatesvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8895100
IndexStatesvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index93100100
Groceries index9899100
Health care index117105100
Housing index7787100
Transportation index7594100
Utilities index9097100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Statesville, NC cost of living index. Compared to other cities in North Carolina and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Statesville, NC is 88, which is 8% lower than the North Carolina average and 12% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Statesville, NC are 8% lower than the average for North Carolina and 7% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Statesville is 8% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Statesville is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Statesville is 23% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Statesville, NC to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Statesville, NC, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Statesville, NC salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$51,261$4,272$1,196$1,538
Renters$21,186$1,766$494$636
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Statesville, NC, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Statesville, NC has a median income of about $51,261 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,196 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $21,186. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $494 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Statesville, NC is the North Carolina sales tax and North Carolina income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The North Carolina sales tax rate is 4.75% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The North Carolina income tax rates range from 5.75% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemStatesvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.13$15.5628.5%
Beauty Salon $29.63$36.1117.9%
Toothpaste $1.93$2.4721.8%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.6%
Movie $5.83$10.1342.4%
Bowling $2.25$4.7452.5%

Groceries

ItemStatesvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.91$3.981.9%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4124.4%
Milk $1.96$2.064.9%
Potatoes $3.37$2.9813.1%
Pizza $10.72$9.4713.2%
Beer $8.40$8.794.5%

Health Care

ItemStatesvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.94$101.0425.6%
Doctor $153.11$107.4442.5%
Dentist $103.33$90.4214.3%
Ibuprofen $8.29$9.2810.7%
Lipitor $415.11$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemStatesvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,900.00$175,700.0023.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $971.14$1,133.2314.3%
Apartment Rent $720.00$920.0021.7%

Transportation

ItemStatesvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$1.997.9%
Tire Balancing $16.81$45.7663.3%

Utilities

ItemStatesvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.68$163.813.6%
Phone $20.50$28.3927.8%
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.
Hiddenite, NC78579-21%
Stony Point, NC1,67480-20%
Harmony, NC56481-19%
Catawba, NC70686-14%
Cleveland, NC82287-13%
Statesville, NC25,13288-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Carrollton, GA25,13892-8%
Woodstock, IL25,12196-4%
Riverside, OH25,14392-8%
Salem, VA25,12093-7%
Dedham, MA25,11114949%
Statesville, NC25,13288-12%
Source: The Statesville, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.