Kernersville, NC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Kernersville's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Kernersville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Kernersville, NC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Kernersville has an overall cost of living index of 96 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only North Carolina, Kernersville has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than North Carolina's index of 95.

The standard of living in Kernersville ranks as #2652 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Kernersville ranks as the #3754 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.

Kernersville Cost Of Living Vs. North Carolina

Living Expense Kernersville North Carolina National Average
Overall 96 95 100
Services 100 101 100
Groceries 101 98 100
Health 121 108 100
Housing 87 85 100
Transportation 91 94 100
Utilities 94 98 100
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Kernersville, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Kernersville North Carolina United States
Median Home Value $172,000 $165,900 $204,900
Median Rent $776 $877 $1,023
Median Income $49,407 $52,413 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.5x 3.2x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Kernersville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Kernersville
Greensboro, NC 288,719 93 1.0x
Winston-Salem, NC 242,125 93 1.0x
High Point, NC 111,035 93 1.0x
Clemmons, NC 20,050 101 1.1x
Jamestown, ND 15,368 90 0.9x
Lewisville, NC 13,657 98 1.0x
Archdale, NC 11,538 88 0.9x
Summerfield, NC 11,044 116 1.2x
King, NC 6,885 92 1.0x
Oak Ridge, NC 6,829 115 1.2x

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