Belhaven 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.
IndexBelhavenNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9094100
IndexBelhavenNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index11098100
Groceries index10498100
Health care index114107100
Housing index4585100
Transportation index10698100
Utilities index11396100

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  • The cost of living in Belhaven is 5% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Belhaven is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Belhaven is 55% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$35,667$2,972$832$1,070
Renters$15,063$1,255$351$452

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

ItemBelhavenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$16.0925.4%
Beauty Salon $35.00$37.336.2%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.450.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.7%
Movie $11.00$10.287.0%
Bowling $6.25$4.9326.7%

Groceries

ItemBelhavenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.12$3.8018.0%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.409.1%
Milk $2.05$2.011.9%
Potatoes $3.34$3.0111.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.63$8.903.0%

Health Care

ItemBelhavenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.67$102.165.4%
Doctor $128.89$108.3618.9%
Dentist $113.78$92.5323.0%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $432.03$425.821.5%

Housing

ItemBelhavenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,800.00$184,700.0056.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,193.99$1,202.440.7%
Apartment Rent $445.00$949.0053.1%

Transportation

ItemBelhavenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.241.7%
Tire Balancing $53.33$46.2915.2%

Utilities

ItemBelhavenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.28$165.9612.2%
Phone $33.07$28.6815.3%
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.
Bayview, NC2751099%
Pinetown, NC7790-10%
Pantego, NC31095-5%
Bath, NC26011111%
Belhaven, NC1,76890-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lorena, TX1,76890-10%
Rapid City, MI1,76885-15%
Kaibito, AZ1,76886-14%
Oakfield, NY1,76986-14%
Bridgeport, OH1,76985-15%
Belhaven, NC1,76890-10%
Source: The Belhaven, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.