Swansboro 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.
IndexSwansboroNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index10695100
IndexSwansboroNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index113105100
Housing index11687100
Transportation index10194100
Utilities index10097100

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  • The cost of living in Swansboro is 11% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Swansboro is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Swansboro is 16% 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$54,750$4,563$1,277$1,643
Renters$32,750$2,729$764$983

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

ItemSwansboroNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.22$15.568.6%
Beauty Salon $41.53$36.1115.0%
Toothpaste $2.12$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $1.00$0.963.3%
Movie $11.29$10.1311.5%
Bowling $3.90$4.7417.7%

Groceries

ItemSwansboroNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.72$3.9818.5%
Fried Chicken $1.36$1.413.1%
Milk $1.97$2.064.5%
Potatoes $3.34$2.9812.0%
Pizza $9.13$9.473.6%
Beer $8.69$8.791.1%

Health Care

ItemSwansboroNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.28$101.049.1%
Doctor $140.44$107.4430.7%
Dentist $101.50$90.4212.3%
Ibuprofen $8.83$9.284.9%
Lipitor $427.77$426.500.3%

Housing

ItemSwansboroNational avg.Difference
Home Price $215,700.00$175,700.0022.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $958.55$1,133.2315.4%
Apartment Rent $929.00$920.001.0%

Transportation

ItemSwansboroNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.6%
Tire Balancing $48.95$45.767.0%

Utilities

ItemSwansboroNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.71$163.812.4%
Phone $28.00$28.391.4%
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.
Maysville, NC1,09889-11%
Peletier, NC87995-5%
Piney Green, NC13,70197-3%
Havelock, NC20,85098-2%
Newport, NC4,48798-2%
Swansboro, NC2,8691066%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rising Sun, MD2,8701099%
Kenhorst, PA2,8681000%
Norton Center, MA2,87013131%
Fairview CDP, PA2,87096-4%
Mohave Valley, AZ2,86892-8%
Swansboro, NC2,8691066%
Source: The Swansboro, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.