Macon 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.
IndexMaconNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index7995100
IndexMaconNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index101101100
Groceries index9498100
Health care index105108100
Housing index3685100
Transportation index8294100
Utilities index9998100
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  • The cost of living in Macon is 17% lower than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Macon is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Macon is 64% lower than the national average.
  • North Carolina general sales tax is 7% lower than the national average.
  • North Carolina state income tax is 136% 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$53,646$4,471$1,252$1,610
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemMaconNational 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

      ItemMaconNational 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

      ItemMaconNational 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

      ItemMaconNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $65,700.00$184,700.0064.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,032.61$1,273.3218.9%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemMaconNational 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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Norlina, NC1,10577-23%
      Hollister, NC88781-19%
      Middleburg, NC8079-21%
      Ebony, VA15980-20%
      Littleton, NC54984-16%
      Macon, NC13879-21%

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      Mount Vernon, AR13875-25%
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      Big Bay, MI13886-14%
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      Source: The Macon, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.