According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Marion has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only North Carolina, Marion has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than North Carolina's index of 95.
The standard of living in Marion ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Marion ranks as the #5611 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.
|Living Expense||Marion||North Carolina||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Marion|
|Boiling Springs, SC||9,282||95||1.1x|
|St. Stephens, NC||9,254||89||1.0x|
|Black Mountain, NC||8,137||99||1.2x|
|Mills River, NC||7,173||102||1.2x|