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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Durham, North Carolina is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Durham, North Carolina is more expensive.

Overall, Durham, North Carolina cost of living is 97.60.

  COST OF LIVINGDurham, North CarolinaUnited States
  Overall  98100
  Grocery  103.2100
  Health  100100
  Housing  87100
  Utilities  85100
  Transportation  100100
  Miscellaneous  108100


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How Diverse
Durham is a very nice, very... (read more)
Interesting roadways....
Came here after having lived in larger cities (Baltimore, Philadelphia)--the design of the roadways here is interesting to say the least. I understand the city's... (read more)
Its about cars, not trains, autos
The city is near Raleigh and Chapel Hill but there is little coordination on transportation. No regional system. Little meaningful mass transit. The roads near me remind... (read more)
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No One I Know Likes Durham
Durham is strange, if you are black or yankey Durham is a great town but otherwise... This is a backwater one horse town that does not like locals. The main employer in... (read more)
Getting Around
Traffic is getting heavier because population in the area is increasing, but quality of life remains excellent. There are many activities for singles, couples, and... (read more)
considering move to Durham NC-soliciting advice
I am considering a move to Durham NC. I am a 43 year old single African American with two elementary age children, one of which has Autism Spectrum. I have a Ph.D. and... (read more)
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