Dana 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.
IndexDanaNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8895100
IndexDanaNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index9498100
Health care index116108100
Housing index6485100
Transportation index9794100
Utilities index10198100
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  • The cost of living in Dana is 7% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Dana is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dana is 36% 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$43,252$3,604$1,009$1,298
      Renters$27,750$2,313$647$833

      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

      ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $25.00$17.4942.9%
      Beauty Salon $45.00$38.1717.9%
      Toothpaste $2.18$2.326.1%
      Shampoo $0.98$1.013.2%
      Movie $11.89$10.7210.9%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.88$3.900.5%
      Fried Chicken $0.92$1.4034.1%
      Milk $1.86$1.965.2%
      Potatoes $3.25$3.182.1%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.48$9.232.7%

      Health Care

      ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $118.99$106.3411.9%
      Doctor $112.86$115.252.1%
      Dentist $135.00$98.3837.2%
      Ibuprofen $9.81$9.265.9%
      Lipitor $498.93$466.477.0%

      Housing

      ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $119,100.00$184,700.0035.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,422.63$1,273.3211.7%
      Apartment Rent $602.00$949.0036.6%

      Transportation

      ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.56$2.591.4%
      Tire Balancing $47.99$48.901.9%

      Utilities

      ItemDanaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$172.66$167.603.0%
      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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Fruitland, NC2,49083-17%
      Flat Rock CDP, NC1,43583-17%
      Gerton, NC28786-14%
      Landrum, SC2,46187-13%
      Barker Heights, NC1,49588-12%
      Dana, NC3,32188-12%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Wynantskill, NY3,3211055%
      Robbinsville, NJ3,32113737%
      Midland, NC3,32297-3%
      Shannondale, WV3,3191011%
      Spring City, PA3,31994-6%
      Dana, NC3,32188-12%
      Source: The Dana, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.