According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Rocky Mount has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only North Carolina, Rocky Mount has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than North Carolina's index of 95.
The standard of living in Rocky Mount ranks as #1,128 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Rocky Mount ranks as the #5,279 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.
|Living Expense||Rocky Mount||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. Rocky Mount|
|Wake Forest, NC||42,111||108||1.2x|
|Roanoke Rapids, NC||14,741||88||1.0x|