Salisbury, NC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
91
Salisbury's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
51 out of 151
In North Carolina
1,886 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 Salisbury is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Salisbury, NC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Salisbury has an overall cost of living index of 91 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Salisbury ranks as #1,887 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Salisbury ranks as the #4,520 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.

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Salisbury Cost Of Living Vs. North Carolina

Living Expense Salisbury North Carolina National Average
Overall 91 95 100
Services 102 101 100
Groceries 101 98 100
Health 108 108 100
Housing 69 85 100
Transportation 94 94 100
Utilities 95 98 100
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Salisbury Cost of Living Vs. NC

Salisbury, 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.

$129,100
Median Home Value
$786
Median Rent
$41,901
Median Income
Statistic Salisbury North Carolina United States
Median Home Value $129,100 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $786 $907 $1,062
Median Income $41,901 $54,602 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.2x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Salisbury Services Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Salisbury North Carolina
Shampoo $1.42 $1.01
Movie $9.36 $10.72
Bowling $11.0 $13.86

Detailed Salisbury Groceries Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Salisbury North Carolina
Ground Beef $3.8 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.22 $1.4
Milk $1.34 $1.96

Detailed Salisbury Health Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Salisbury North Carolina
Haircut $16.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $25.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.61 $2.32

Detailed Salisbury Transportation Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Salisbury North Carolina
Potatoes $3.29 $3.18
Pizza $10.24 $10.39
Beer $9.65 $9.23
Optometrist $99.0 $106.34
Doctor $118.6 $115.25
Dentist $120.0 $98.38

Detailed Salisbury Utilities Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Salisbury North Carolina
Gasoline $2.52 $2.59
Tire Balancing $45.0 $48.9
All Electricity $164.19 $167.6
Phone $166.8 $163.42

Salisbury SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Salisbury

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Salisbury
Indian Trail, NC 38,822 102 1.1x
Matthews, NC 32,044 107 1.2x
Cornelius, NC 29,256 112 1.2x
Clemmons, NC 20,313 101 1.1x
Harrisburg, NC 15,806 112 1.2x
Stallings, NC 15,554 108 1.2x
Davidson, NC 12,735 126 1.4x
Weddington, NC 10,794 141 1.5x
Wesley Chapel, NC 8,974 119 1.3x
Marvin, NC 6,553 171 1.9x

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