Overall 6%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 18%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexArcher LodgeNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living9495100
Goods & Services103100100
Health care105108100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Archer Lodge is 2% lower than the North Carolina average
  • The cost of living in Archer Lodge is 6% lower than the national average
  • Archer Lodge housing is 18% lower than the national average
  • North Carolina general sales tax is 7% lower than the national average
  • North Carolina state income tax is 113% 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)
      The percentage of monthly income spent on housing related expenses can help predict the affordability of housing in Archer Lodge, NC, as well as what the overall cost of living might be. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payments and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Archer Lodge, homeowners have a median income of $64,423. Using that number, a maximum of $1,503 per month should be allocated to housing expenses. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $0, which means there is a maximum of $0 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      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 Carolina5.25%5.25%

      Goods & Services

      ItemArcher LodgeNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.07$18.623.0%
      Beauty Salon $48.42$39.0524.0%
      Toothpaste $2.04$2.3412.7%
      Shampoo $0.95$1.069.8%
      Movie $10.04$10.686.0%
      Bowling $17.13$14.6716.8%


      ItemArcher LodgeNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.93$4.2216.9%
      Fried Chicken $0.97$1.3929.8%
      Milk $1.61$2.0521.3%
      Potatoes $3.88$3.2918.1%
      Pizza $11.04$10.623.9%
      Beer $9.99$9.386.4%

      Health Care

      ItemArcher LodgeNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $98.89$108.578.9%
      Doctor $145.22$116.1725.0%
      Dentist $99.00$99.130.1%
      Ibuprofen $9.48$9.682.0%
      Lipitor $444.00$466.924.9%


      ItemArcher LodgeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $150,800.00$184,700.0018.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,004.85$1,197.4216.1%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%


      ItemArcher LodgeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.27$2.222.0%
      Tire Balancing $37.07$50.0726.0%


      ItemArcher LodgeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$162.80$167.672.9%
      Phone $179.92$175.642.4%
      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.

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      Source: The Archer Lodge, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.