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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 New Bern, North Carolina is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means New Bern, North Carolina is more expensive.

Overall, New Bern, North Carolina cost of living is 88.10.

  COST OF LIVINGNew Bern, North CarolinaUnited States
  Overall  88100
  Grocery  101.6100
  Health  103100
  Housing  64100
  Utilities  97100
  Transportation  97100
  Miscellaneous  100100


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getting around
you need a car. they don't have a bus... (read more)
Well Rounded Seasons
This area of NC is great if you still enjoy the feeling of fall, possibility of snow and cold wintry nights and a nice humid southern summer. Since we've lived here we... (read more)
The climate in this area is horrid. Summer starts no later than May 1st and last until the middle or end of October. The heat and humidity are excrutiating; the... (read more)
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New Bern NC
New Bern has always been a small city, or some would say, a small town. However, it has grown a lot since the 70's. I can remember when the population was less than 14... (read more)
Known to some locals as 'Moo Bern.'
Typical oldish, sleepy, southern town. Not much happening, just the retiree imports trying to fit in with the somewhat kicked back locals. Not a lot of fast paced... (read more)
Don't waste your timr here!
I moved from California to New Bern and lived ther for 2 years. The place is a joke. The cost of living is higher than San Jose other than the price of the houses adn... (read more)
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