Hickory, NC Cost of Living


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Hickory cost of living score
89
Less expensive
11.0% lower
than the US average
2.2% lower
than the North Carolina average
Hickory, North Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 89, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 11.0% lower than the U.S. average and 2.2% higher than the average for North Carolina.

Hickory, NC

Housing costs in Hickory?
A typical home costs $255,500, which is 24.4% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 11.7% less expensive than the average North Carolina home, at $289,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Hickory costs $870 per month, which is 39.2% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 27.6% cheaper than the state average of $1,110.

Can I afford Hickory?
To live comfortably in Hickory, North Carolina, a minimum annual income of $48,960 for a family, and $28,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Hickory?
The cost of living in Hickory, NC is quite affordable. According to data from the US Census Bureau, the median household income in Hickory is around $41,000 and the median home value is around $139,000. This indicates that residents are able to purchase homes at a reasonable price and overall have access to a high quality of life for an affordable cost. Furthermore, Hickory offers numerous amenities such as plenty of restaurants and shops, several parks, and a vibrant downtown area which provides locals with ample entertainment options without breaking the bank. With its low cost of living and host of attractions, Hickory is an attractive destination for those looking for an economical yet enjoyable place to live.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesHickoryNorth CarolinaUnited States
  89.091.0100.0
  95.696.5100
  127.3107.2100.0
  70.983.1100.0
  $255,500$289,300$338,100
  97.0%99.2%100.0%
  79.883.9100.0
  94.889.2100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 1 years ago

Hickory is has wonderful amenities such as the science museum, children's museum, aquarium, art museum, symphony orchestra, and great universities. Its not far from  More

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Over 2 years ago

Hickory is a nice place to live. There are great parks here. Glen Hilton is a beautiful park with lots of play structures and tall trees nice elevated walking path.  More

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Cons, No ethnic diversity"... How is that a "Con"? That means it has a rich traditional culture, where most people share a interest in the same  More

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