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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

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

Overall, Hickory, North Carolina cost of living is 85.60.

  COST OF LIVINGHickory, North CarolinaUnited States
  Overall  86100
  Grocery  104.1100
  Health  94100
  Housing  60100
  Utilities  90100
  Transportation  96100
  Miscellaneous  98100

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Hickory
I was born and raised in Hickory and I was finally able to escape. For anyone looking for a place to live and work, try somewhere else. The job market is absolutely... (read more)
Hickory is a pretty town
We moved to Hickory in November 2005. We like the weather and it is a pretty town. The economy is not very strong and good paying jobs are hard to find. If you are in... (read more)
re: Are you nuts? - 9/30/2006
My parents are thinking about retiring here, theyre going to visit first. But the thing that has drawn them to this area is the weather, i have it saved on my phone and... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
re: Are you nuts? - 9/30/2006
My parents are thinking about retiring here, theyre going to visit first. But the thing that has drawn them to this area is the weather, i have it saved on my phone and... (read more)
re: Are you nuts? - 9/30/2006
I agree. I was born and raised in Hickory. I live outside of Augusta, GA now. Decent jobs are nearly impossible to come by unless one has a marketable skill that is in... (read more)
It doesn't really get any better than this!
Hickory is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the western part of North Carolina. Born and raised in Caldwell county, just over the bridge, I've... (read more)
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