Sunbury 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.
IndexSunburyNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index11495100
IndexSunburyNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index108100100
Groceries index9399100
Health care index105105100
Housing index14287100
Transportation index9194100
Utilities index10597100

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  • The cost of living in Sunbury is 20% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Sunbury is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sunbury is 42% higher 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$56,607$4,717$1,321$1,698
Renters$68,917$5,743$1,608$2,068

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

ItemSunburyNational 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

ItemSunburyNational 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

ItemSunburyNational 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

ItemSunburyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $250,000.00$175,700.0042.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $932.54$1,133.2317.7%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSunburyNational 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.
Harrellsville, NC10796-4%
Gatesville, NC5621022%
Sunbury, NC23611414%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pleasant Dale, NE23688-12%
Aberdeen Gardens, WA2361033%
Turnerville, WY23611414%
Elida, NM23674-26%
New Athens, OH23680-20%
Sunbury, NC23611414%
Source: The Sunbury, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.