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

Overall, Wilmington, North Carolina cost of living is 101.90.

  COST OF LIVINGWilmington, North CarolinaUnited States
  Overall  102100
  Grocery  107.5100
  Health  100100
  Housing  100100
  Utilities  112100
  Transportation  100100
  Miscellaneous  100100

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Living wage middle class jobs are in short supply here. Few decent paying jobs here.... (read more)
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Low Pay and no Jobs
I have lived here for 5 years now and the job market sucks!!!. Low pay and the good old boys network is alive and well here. I am ready to... (read more)
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Relax, you're in the South now.
I get a chuckle out of the negative reviews here regarding Wilmington (especially the cultural aspects). Wilmington was just rated the best riverfront city in the... (read more)
Amazing place to call home!
Wilmington, NC is a truly awesome place to live! Having lived here for over 11 years now, I'm pretty sure I'm never leaving :) Since Wilmington is a peninsula -... (read more)
Neighborhoods of Wilmington
I’m a 65 y.o. male from NJ, about to retire and am considering Wilmington NC in which to retire. Made two trips there and am still impressed. I’m married, but wife might... (read more)
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