Ocean Isle Beach 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.
IndexOcean Isle BeachNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index13794100
IndexOcean Isle BeachNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index10398100
Health care index121107100
Housing index22085100
Transportation index10798100
Utilities index10096100
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  • The cost of living in Ocean Isle Beach is 45% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Ocean Isle Beach is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ocean Isle Beach is 120% higher 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$80,938$6,745$1,888$2,428
Renters$42,167$3,514$984$1,265

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

ItemOcean Isle BeachNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.50$16.099.9%
Beauty Salon $44.31$37.3318.7%
Toothpaste $3.24$2.4532.4%
Shampoo $1.13$1.0012.9%
Movie $11.63$10.2813.1%
Bowling $3.91$4.9320.7%

Groceries

ItemOcean Isle BeachNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$3.8016.3%
Fried Chicken $2.14$1.4053.4%
Milk $2.11$2.015.1%
Potatoes $3.29$3.019.3%
Pizza $9.83$9.890.6%
Beer $8.36$8.906.0%

Health Care

ItemOcean Isle BeachNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.53$102.1623.9%
Doctor $145.87$108.3634.6%
Dentist $114.73$92.5324.0%
Ibuprofen $9.26$9.280.2%
Lipitor $438.48$425.823.0%

Housing

ItemOcean Isle BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $487,000.00$184,700.00163.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,067.31$1,202.4411.2%
Apartment Rent $1,125.00$949.0018.5%

Transportation

ItemOcean Isle BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.18$2.242.9%
Tire Balancing $59.69$46.2929.0%

Utilities

ItemOcean Isle BeachNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.12$165.968.3%
Phone $32.00$28.6811.6%
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.
Calabash, NC1,76392-8%
Varnamtown, NC51697-3%
Little River, SC9,23998-2%
Shallotte, NC3,7841000%
Carolina Shores, NC3,7141033%
Ocean Isle Beach, NC70213737%

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Ocean Isle Beach, NC70213737%
Source: The Ocean Isle Beach, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.