According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Roanoke Rapids has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only North Carolina, Roanoke Rapids has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than North Carolina's index of 95.
The standard of living in Roanoke Rapids ranks as #1,633 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Roanoke Rapids ranks as the #4,785 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.