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

Overall, Raleigh, North Carolina cost of living is 102.10.

  COST OF LIVINGRaleigh, North CarolinaUnited States
  Overall  102100
  Grocery  101.6100
  Health  98100
  Housing  110100
  Utilities  106100
  Transportation  98100
  Miscellaneous  95100

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Being new to Raleigh
I was born and raised in the south. Have lived upstate Ny for the past 13 years. Recently moved to Raleigh 3 months ago in March 2010. I simply hate it and... (read more)
I don't know whether to post about the lack of car
I have lived in a fairly nice apartment for about three years but I am now hearing gun shots near where I live and close-by at that. Raleigh is a beautiful city and near... (read more)
Through the last 20 years I have rarely heard a negative word about Raleigh, although on my last trip through town there seemed to be an awful lot of illegal immigrants... (read more)
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Raleigh is not what it protects itself as
I've moved a lot and have lived in some really great places. I have to say that Raleigh has been the most disappointing moves. I could list a million things that make my... (read more)
Hoping to get back to the reviews I was reading about Raleigh NC. Makes me nervous about moving there. Although I read a couple they seemed very fair and not at all... (read more)
Floundering and Declining
City management has made a terrible decision to try to change its reputation from a great place for families to a haven for trendy techies. Local tech companies already... (read more)
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