Wilkesboro 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.
IndexWilkesboroNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9595100
IndexWilkesboroNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index102101100
Groceries index10198100
Health care index108108100
Housing index8485100
Transportation index9494100
Utilities index9598100
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  • The cost of living in Wilkesboro is equal to the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Wilkesboro is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wilkesboro is 16% 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$63,472$5,289$1,481$1,904
Renters$16,563$1,380$386$497

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

ItemWilkesboroNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$17.498.5%
Beauty Salon $25.00$38.1734.5%
Toothpaste $2.61$2.3212.5%
Shampoo $1.42$1.0140.3%
Movie $9.36$10.7212.7%
Bowling $11.00$13.8620.6%

Groceries

ItemWilkesboroNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.80$3.902.6%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4012.6%
Milk $1.34$1.9631.7%
Potatoes $3.29$3.183.4%
Pizza $10.24$10.391.5%
Beer $9.65$9.234.6%

Health Care

ItemWilkesboroNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.00$106.346.9%
Doctor $118.60$115.252.9%
Dentist $120.00$98.3822.0%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.263.0%
Lipitor $469.95$466.470.7%

Housing

ItemWilkesboroNational avg.Difference
Home Price $168,300.00$184,700.008.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,087.46$1,273.3214.6%
Apartment Rent $636.00$949.0033.0%

Transportation

ItemWilkesboroNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.592.9%
Tire Balancing $45.00$48.908.0%

Utilities

ItemWilkesboroNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$164.19$167.602.0%
Phone $166.80$163.422.1%
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

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ronda, NC58182-18%
Love Valley, NC10383-17%
Cricket, NC1,68686-14%
Millers Creek, NC1,80187-13%
Fairplains, NC2,24887-13%
Wilkesboro, NC3,55295-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Colonial Beach, VA3,55211313%
Big Lake, AK3,55211414%
South Nyack, NY3,55114444%
Verona, VA3,55192-8%
Meridian, PA3,55497-3%
Wilkesboro, NC3,55295-5%
Source: The Wilkesboro, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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