Roanoke Rapids, NC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Roanoke Rapids's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Roanoke Rapids is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Roanoke Rapids, NC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Roanoke Rapids has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Roanoke Rapids ranks as #1324 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in North Carolina. By definition, that implies Roanoke Rapids ranks as the #5083 most expensive place in the Tar Heel State.

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Roanoke Rapids Cost Of Living Vs. North Carolina

Living Expense Roanoke Rapids North Carolina National Average
Overall 88 95 100
Services 101 101 100
Groceries 94 98 100
Health 105 108 100
Housing 67 85 100
Transportation 82 94 100
Utilities 99 98 100
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Roanoke Rapids Cost of Living Vs. NC

Roanoke Rapids, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Roanoke Rapids North Carolina United States
Median Home Value $112,900 $165,900 $204,900
Median Rent $704 $877 $1,023
Median Income $36,495 $52,413 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.2x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Roanoke Rapids

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Roanoke Rapids
Rocky Mount, NC 54,982 87 1.0x
Henderson, NC 14,986 82 0.9x
Tarboro, NC 11,045 85 1.0x
Franklin, VA 8,211 96 1.1x
Nashville, NC 5,523 87 1.0x
Emporia, VA 5,381 89 1.0x

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