Smithfield, NC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
89
Smithfield's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
33 out of 153
In North Carolina
1,460 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Smithfield is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Smithfield, NC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Smithfield has an overall cost of living index of 89 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only North Carolina, Smithfield has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than North Carolina's index of 95.

The standard of living in Smithfield ranks as #1,460 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Smithfield ranks as the #4,958 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.

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Smithfield Cost Of Living Vs. North Carolina

Living Expense Smithfield North Carolina National Average
Overall 89 95 100
Services 103 102 100
Groceries 89 100 100
Health 106 108 100
Housing 70 87 100
Transportation 95 96 100
Utilities 97 98 100
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Smithfield Cost of Living Vs. NC

Smithfield, 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.

$144,700
Median Home Value
$635
Median Rent
$34,077
Median Income
Statistic Smithfield North Carolina United States
Median Home Value $144,700 $182,100 $229,800
Median Rent $635 $932 $1,096
Median Income $34,077 $56,642 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.2x 3.2x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Smithfield Services Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Smithfield North Carolina
Shampoo $0.95 $1.06
Movie $10.04 $10.68
Bowling $17.13 $14.67

Detailed Smithfield Groceries Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Smithfield North Carolina
Ground Beef $4.93 $4.22
Fried Chicken $0.97 $1.39
Milk $1.61 $2.05

Detailed Smithfield Health Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Smithfield North Carolina
Haircut $18.07 $18.62
Beauty Salon $48.42 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.04 $2.34

Detailed Smithfield Transportation Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Smithfield North Carolina
Potatoes $3.88 $3.29
Pizza $11.04 $10.62
Beer $9.99 $9.38
Optometrist $98.89 $108.57
Doctor $145.22 $116.17
Dentist $99.0 $99.13

Detailed Smithfield Utilities Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Smithfield North Carolina
Gasoline $2.27 $2.22
Tire Balancing $37.07 $50.07
All Electricity $162.8 $167.67
Phone $179.92 $175.64

Smithfield SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Smithfield

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Smithfield
Raleigh, NC 469,698 105 1.2x
Cary, NC 169,177 114 1.3x
Chapel Hill, NC 61,912 118 1.3x
Apex, NC 55,220 112 1.3x
Wake Forest, NC 44,068 110 1.2x
Holly Springs, NC 36,595 111 1.2x
Garner, NC 30,345 99 1.1x
Morrisville, NC 27,582 107 1.2x
Clayton, NC 23,179 97 1.1x
Carrboro, NC 21,254 111 1.2x

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