Palmdale, California vs. Smithfield, North Carolina

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in Smithfield, North Carolina is 35.0% cheaper than Palmdale, California.

You would need a salary of $84,525 in Smithfield, North Carolina to maintain the standard of living you have in Palmdale, California.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, Smithfield, North Carolina is cheaper than Palmdale, California
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
36% cheaper in Smithfield
than in Palmdale, California
Palmdale, CA vs. Smithfield, NC
Compared to Palmdale, Smithfield is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  35.0% lower
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Renter
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Food
  3.6% lower
  Housing (Homeowner)
  51.9% lower
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  9.9% lower
  Commute
  60.3% lower
  Health
  11.0% higher
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  1.3% lower