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Overall 19%
Goods & Services 5%
Housing 49%
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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.
IndexLa GrangeNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living8194100
Goods & Services9599100
Groceries8798100
Health care94110100
Housing5185100
Transportation9691100
Utilities9795100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in La Grange is 13% lower than the North Carolina average
  • The cost of living in La Grange is 19% lower than the national average
  • La Grange housing is 49% 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$31,809$2,651$742$954
      Renters$19,086$1,591$445$573

      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

      ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $22.17$20.279.4%
      Beauty Salon $48.10$40.3919.1%
      Toothpaste $1.78$2.3624.4%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.088.0%
      Movie $10.30$10.996.3%
      Bowling $16.95$15.499.4%

      Groceries

      ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.69$4.3014.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.05$1.4025.2%
      Milk $1.74$2.2021.2%
      Potatoes $3.57$3.2210.8%
      Pizza $10.67$10.740.6%
      Beer $10.49$9.609.3%

      Health Care

      ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $99.25$109.739.5%
      Doctor $116.11$118.341.9%
      Dentist $90.70$100.9410.1%
      Ibuprofen $9.28$9.936.5%
      Lipitor $472.19$469.530.6%

      Housing

      ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $94,300.00$184,700.0048.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,009.98$1,229.6217.9%
      Apartment Rent $495.00$949.0047.8%

      Transportation

      ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.60$2.714.1%
      Tire Balancing $50.32$51.863.0%

      Utilities

      ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$164.85$170.843.5%
      Phone $183.30$187.182.1%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Maury, NC1,5227723.1%
      Seven Springs, NC768118.9%
      Snow Hill, NC1,7168118.8%
      Brogden, NC2,2928118.6%
      Jackson Heights, NC8808218.5%
      La Grange, NC2,7538118.7%

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      Hooverson Heights, WV2,7528613.6%
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      La Grange, NC2,7538118.7%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.