Durham, North Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 98.8, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 1.2 percent lower than the U.S. average and 8.6 percent lower than the average for North Carolina.
A typical home costs $388,000, which is 14.8 percent more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 34.1 percent more expensive than the average North Carolina home, at $289,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Durham costs $1,320 per month, which is 7.7 percent cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 15.9 percent more than the state average of $1,110.
To live comfortably in Durham, North Carolina, a minimum annual income of $74,520 for a family, and $45,600 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Durham is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Durham, North Carolina is more expensive.
Durham cost of living is 98.8