Wilmington, NC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
105
Wilmington's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
119 out of 153
In North Carolina
3,676 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 Wilmington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Wilmington, NC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wilmington has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only North Carolina, Wilmington has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than North Carolina's index of 95.

The standard of living in Wilmington ranks as #3,677 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Wilmington ranks as the #2,741 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.

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Wilmington Cost Of Living Vs. North Carolina

Living Expense Wilmington North Carolina National Average
Overall 105 95 100
Services 100 102 100
Groceries 99 100 100
Health 108 108 100
Housing 114 87 100
Transportation 108 96 100
Utilities 104 98 100
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Wilmington Cost of Living Vs. NC

Wilmington, 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.

$264,600
Median Home Value
$1,008
Median Rent
$51,137
Median Income
Statistic Wilmington North Carolina United States
Median Home Value $264,600 $182,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,008 $932 $1,096
Median Income $51,137 $56,642 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.2x 3.2x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Wilmington Services Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Wilmington North Carolina
Shampoo $1.07 $1.06
Movie $10.35 $10.68
Bowling $13.67 $14.67

Detailed Wilmington Groceries Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Wilmington North Carolina
Ground Beef $4.32 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.48 $1.39
Milk $2.58 $2.05

Detailed Wilmington Health Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Wilmington North Carolina
Haircut $15.0 $18.62
Beauty Salon $42.5 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.23 $2.34

Detailed Wilmington Transportation Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Wilmington North Carolina
Potatoes $4.3 $3.29
Pizza $8.99 $10.62
Beer $9.69 $9.38
Optometrist $116.4 $108.57
Doctor $121.67 $116.17
Dentist $120.22 $99.13

Detailed Wilmington Utilities Costs Vs. North Carolina

Item Wilmington North Carolina
Gasoline $2.5 $2.22
Tire Balancing $63.96 $50.07
All Electricity $180.8 $167.67
Phone $177.09 $175.64

Wilmington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wilmington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wilmington
Leland, NC 21,903 103 1.0x
Murraysville, NC 16,174 102 1.0x
Myrtle Grove, NC 11,921 111 1.1x
Ogden, NC 9,071 112 1.1x
Kings Grant, NC 8,596 97 0.9x
Porters Neck, NC 7,693 128 1.2x
Carolina Beach, NC 6,324 117 1.1x
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 6,156 98 0.9x
Silver Lake, NC 6,146 98 0.9x

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