Winterville 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.
IndexWintervilleNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index10097100
IndexWintervilleNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index100101100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index99104100
Housing index10287100
Transportation index99102100
Utilities index98100100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Winterville, NC cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Winterville, NC is 100, which is 4% higher than the North Carolina average and equal to the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Winterville, NC are equal to the North Carolina average and equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Winterville is 4% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Winterville is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Winterville is 2% 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$70,850$5,904$1,653$2,126
Renters$33,125$2,760$773$994
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Winterville, NC as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Winterville, NC homeowners, is $70,850. This would allow for a maximum of $1,653 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $33,125 which would result in a maximum of $773 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Winterville, NC, the North Carolina income tax and the North Carolina sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The North Carolina maximum surtax is 7.5%, and the North Carolina sales tax is 4.75%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 5.75% to 5.75% in North Carolina.

Goods & Services

ItemWintervilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.57$14.5927.3%
Beauty Salon $40.57$34.6817.0%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.471.3%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $9.86$9.870.1%
Bowling $4.44$4.391.1%

Groceries

ItemWintervilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.69$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.467.8%
Milk $2.50$2.366.1%
Potatoes $3.64$3.0618.9%
Pizza $9.27$9.240.3%
Beer $8.62$8.630.1%

Health Care

ItemWintervilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.75$99.781.0%
Doctor $95.79$105.038.8%
Dentist $98.29$88.7010.8%
Ibuprofen $9.61$9.412.1%
Lipitor $258.40$298.5013.4%

Housing

ItemWintervilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $160,600.00$175,700.008.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $797.74$1,081.0326.2%
Apartment Rent $1,164.00$920.0026.5%

Transportation

ItemWintervilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.22$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $35.50$45.2921.6%

Utilities

ItemWintervilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.80$170.8013.5%
Phone $31.99$28.2613.2%
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.
Maury, NC1,22882-18%
Falkland, NC4384-16%
Belvoir, NC34085-15%
Grimesland, NC45385-15%
Fountain, NC45986-14%
Winterville, NC9,4241000%

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Brigantine, NJ9,42013737%
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Tuskegee, AL9,43586-14%
Chevy Chase CDP, MD9,43519090%
Winterville, NC9,4241000%
Source: The Winterville, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.