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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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.