Webster 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.
IndexWebsterNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index10194100
IndexWebsterNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9498100
Health care index101107100
Housing index11085100
Transportation index9698100
Utilities index10496100

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  • The cost of living in Webster is 7% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Webster is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Webster is 10% 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$78,083$6,507$1,822$2,343
Renters$16,528$1,377$386$496

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

ItemWebsterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.68$16.0916.1%
Beauty Salon $36.55$37.332.1%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4510.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.8%
Movie $10.65$10.283.6%
Bowling $5.08$4.933.0%

Groceries

ItemWebsterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.94$3.803.6%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4015.4%
Milk $1.89$2.015.6%
Potatoes $2.79$3.017.3%
Pizza $11.26$9.8913.9%
Beer $8.51$8.904.4%

Health Care

ItemWebsterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.89$102.1615.9%
Doctor $94.49$108.3612.8%
Dentist $113.79$92.5323.0%
Ibuprofen $7.75$9.2816.5%
Lipitor $394.01$425.827.5%

Housing

ItemWebsterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $226,900.00$184,700.0022.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,241.63$1,202.443.3%
Apartment Rent $750.00$949.0021.0%

Transportation

ItemWebsterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.241.9%
Tire Balancing $42.52$46.298.2%

Utilities

ItemWebsterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.88$165.963.7%
Phone $32.47$28.6813.2%
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.
Glenville, NC5197-3%
Cherokee, NC2,01386-14%
Bryson City, NC1,66579-21%
Sylva, NC2,59991-9%
Franklin, NC3,93092-8%
Webster, NC4381011%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rockholds, KY43886-14%
Forest Hills, KY4381033%
Marshallberg, NC43896-4%
Glencoe, KY43886-14%
Naturita, CO43883-17%
Webster, NC4381011%
Source: The Webster, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.