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Overall 22%
Goods & Services 1%
Housing 66%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexCastaliaNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living7895100
Goods & Services101101100
Groceries9498100
Health care105108100
Housing3485100
Transportation8294100
Utilities9998100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Castalia is 18% lower than the North Carolina average
  • The cost of living in Castalia is 22% lower than the national average
  • Castalia housing is 66% 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)
      Owners$41,750$3,479$974$1,253
      Renters$16,250$1,354$379$488

      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

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.20$17.497.4%
      Beauty Salon $49.00$38.1728.4%
      Toothpaste $2.08$2.3210.4%
      Shampoo $0.89$1.0112.0%
      Movie $10.64$10.720.8%
      Bowling $16.60$13.8619.8%

      Groceries

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.22$3.908.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.03$1.4026.2%
      Milk $1.52$1.9622.5%
      Potatoes $3.69$3.1815.9%
      Pizza $9.71$10.396.6%
      Beer $9.49$9.232.8%

      Health Care

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $99.99$106.346.0%
      Doctor $143.17$115.2524.2%
      Dentist $99.00$98.380.6%
      Ibuprofen $9.23$9.260.3%
      Lipitor $444.00$466.474.8%

      Housing

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $40,000.00$184,700.0078.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,032.61$1,273.3218.9%
      Apartment Rent $581.00$949.0038.8%

      Transportation

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.60$2.590.2%
      Tire Balancing $25.99$48.9046.8%

      Utilities

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$167.45$167.600.1%
      Phone $177.09$163.428.4%
      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 Castalia, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.