Rocky Mount, NC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
87
Rocky Mount's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
18 out of 151
In North Carolina
1,128 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Rocky Mount is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Rocky Mount, NC?

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.

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Rocky Mount Cost Of Living Vs. North Carolina

Living Expense Rocky Mount North Carolina National Average
Overall 87 95 100
Services 101 101 100
Groceries 94 98 100
Health 105 108 100
Housing 62 85 100
Transportation 82 94 100
Utilities 99 98 100
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Rocky Mount Cost of Living Vs. NC

Rocky Mount, 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.

$113,100
Median Home Value
$793
Median Rent
$40,633
Median Income
Statistic Rocky Mount North Carolina United States
Median Home Value $113,100 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $793 $907 $1,062
Median Income $40,633 $54,602 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.8x 3.2x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Rocky Mount Services Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Rocky Mount North Carolina
Shampoo $0.89 $1.01
Movie $10.64 $10.72
Bowling $16.6 $13.86

Detailed Rocky Mount Groceries Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Rocky Mount North Carolina
Ground Beef $4.22 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.03 $1.4
Milk $1.52 $1.96

Detailed Rocky Mount Health Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Rocky Mount North Carolina
Haircut $16.2 $17.49
Beauty Salon $49.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.08 $2.32

Detailed Rocky Mount Transportation Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Rocky Mount North Carolina
Potatoes $3.69 $3.18
Pizza $9.71 $10.39
Beer $9.49 $9.23
Optometrist $99.99 $106.34
Doctor $143.17 $115.25
Dentist $99.0 $98.38

Detailed Rocky Mount Utilities Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Rocky Mount North Carolina
Gasoline $2.6 $2.59
Tire Balancing $25.99 $48.9
All Electricity $167.45 $167.6
Phone $177.09 $163.42

Rocky Mount SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Rocky Mount

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Rocky Mount
Raleigh, NC 464,485 102 1.2x
Greenville, NC 91,921 92 1.1x
Wake Forest, NC 42,111 108 1.2x
Garner, NC 29,462 96 1.1x
Clayton, NC 21,681 96 1.1x
Knightdale, NC 16,001 97 1.1x
Roanoke Rapids, NC 14,741 88 1.0x
Tarboro, NC 10,915 85 1.0x
Winterville, NC 9,645 94 1.1x
Wendell, NC 7,308 91 1.0x

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