Chapel Hill, NC Cost of Living

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Chapel Hill cost of living score
More expensive
7.8% higher
than the US average
18.5% higher
than the North Carolina average
Chapel Hill, North Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 107.8, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 7.8% higher than the U.S. average and 18.5% higher than the average for North Carolina.

Chapel Hill, NC

Housing costs in Chapel Hill?
A typical home costs $550,100, which is 62.7% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 90.1% more expensive than the average North Carolina home, at $289,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Chapel Hill costs $1,390 per month, which is 2.8% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 20.1% more than the state average of $1,110.

Can I afford Chapel Hill?
To live comfortably in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a minimum annual income of $105,480 for a family, and $47,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Chapel Hill?
Chapel Hill, NC is a great option for those looking for a higher quality of life. The house median value in Chapel Hill is $550,100, which is significantly higher than the US average of $338,100. Moreover, the cost of living in Chapel Hill is 116 compared to the US average of 100, meaning that goods and services cost an average of 16% more in Chapel Hill than they do in the rest of the country. All these factors combined make Chapel Hill an attractive place to live with a high standard of living.
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Between my wife and I, we've lived in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and it's Chapel Hill we prefer. Franklin Street is always lively with an eclectic mix of  More

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I am not sure if Bert has actually been to the Triangle, but for starters, Durham, as Chapel Hill residents know and envy, is and has been for 5 yrs now a vibrant  More

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someone told me they live in the hills/mountains right near chapel hill, and the summers are much cooler there, while the town itself is easily accessible. is this  More

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