Apex, NC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
111
Apex's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
132 out of 151
In North Carolina
4,210 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Apex is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Apex, NC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Apex has an overall cost of living index of 111 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only North Carolina, Apex has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than North Carolina's index of 95.

The standard of living in Apex ranks as #4,212 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Apex ranks as the #2,195 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.

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Apex Cost Of Living Vs. North Carolina

Living Expense Apex North Carolina National Average
Overall 111 95 100
Services 101 101 100
Groceries 94 98 100
Health 105 108 100
Housing 142 85 100
Transportation 82 94 100
Utilities 99 98 100
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Apex Cost of Living Vs. NC

Apex, NC Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in North Carolina, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$327,800
Median Home Value
$1,380
Median Rent
$111,435
Median Income
Statistic Apex North Carolina United States
Median Home Value $327,800 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $1,380 $907 $1,062
Median Income $111,435 $54,602 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.9x 3.2x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Apex Services Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Apex North Carolina
Shampoo $0.89 $1.01
Movie $10.64 $10.72
Bowling $16.6 $13.86

Detailed Apex Groceries Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Apex North Carolina
Ground Beef $4.22 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.03 $1.4
Milk $1.52 $1.96

Detailed Apex Health Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Apex North Carolina
Haircut $16.2 $17.49
Beauty Salon $49.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.08 $2.32

Detailed Apex Transportation Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Apex North Carolina
Potatoes $3.69 $3.18
Pizza $9.71 $10.39
Beer $9.49 $9.23
Optometrist $99.99 $106.34
Doctor $143.17 $115.25
Dentist $99.0 $98.38

Detailed Apex Utilities Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Apex North Carolina
Gasoline $2.6 $2.59
Tire Balancing $25.99 $48.9
All Electricity $167.45 $167.6
Phone $177.09 $163.42

Apex SnackAbility

9.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Apex

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Apex
Raleigh, NC 464,485 102 0.9x
Durham, NC 269,702 95 0.9x
Cary, NC 166,268 113 1.0x
Chapel Hill, NC 60,998 119 1.1x
Holly Springs, NC 34,874 108 1.0x
Garner, NC 29,462 96 0.9x
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27,426 101 0.9x
Morrisville, NC 26,280 109 1.0x
Carrboro, NC 21,230 110 1.0x
Angier, NC 5,893 92 0.8x

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