New Bern, NC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
98
New Bern's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
92 out of 153
In North Carolina
2,890 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means New Bern is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in New Bern, NC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, New Bern has an overall cost of living index of 98 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in New Bern ranks as #2,890 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies New Bern ranks as the #3,528 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.

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New Bern Cost Of Living Vs. North Carolina

Living Expense New Bern North Carolina National Average
Overall 98 95 100
Services 103 102 100
Groceries 96 100 100
Health 105 108 100
Housing 85 87 100
Transportation 108 96 100
Utilities 102 98 100
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New Bern Cost of Living Vs. NC

New Bern, 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.

$160,500
Median Home Value
$863
Median Rent
$43,406
Median Income
Statistic New Bern North Carolina United States
Median Home Value $160,500 $182,100 $229,800
Median Rent $863 $932 $1,096
Median Income $43,406 $56,642 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.7x 3.2x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed New Bern Services Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item New Bern North Carolina
Shampoo $1.07 $1.06
Movie $10.35 $10.68
Bowling $13.67 $14.67

Detailed New Bern Groceries Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item New Bern North Carolina
Ground Beef $4.32 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.48 $1.39
Milk $2.58 $2.05

Detailed New Bern Health Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item New Bern North Carolina
Haircut $15.0 $18.62
Beauty Salon $42.5 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.23 $2.34

Detailed New Bern Transportation Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item New Bern North Carolina
Potatoes $4.3 $3.29
Pizza $8.99 $10.62
Beer $9.69 $9.38
Optometrist $116.4 $108.57
Doctor $121.67 $116.17
Dentist $120.22 $99.13

Detailed New Bern Utilities Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item New Bern North Carolina
Gasoline $2.5 $2.22
Tire Balancing $63.96 $50.07
All Electricity $180.8 $167.67
Phone $177.09 $175.64

New Bern SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around New Bern

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. New Bern
Greenville, NC 92,826 94 1.0x
Jacksonville, NC 74,313 98 1.0x
Kinston, NC 20,173 88 0.9x
Havelock, NC 19,927 96 1.0x
Piney Green, NC 14,309 98 1.0x
Winterville, NC 10,062 97 1.0x
Washington, NC 9,555 99 1.0x
Half Moon, NC 8,384 93 0.9x

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