Wilmington, NC Cost of Living

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Wilmington cost of living score
Less expensive
1.9% lower
than the US average
7.8% higher
than the North Carolina average
Wilmington, North Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 98.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 1.9% lower than the U.S. average and 7.8% lower than the average for North Carolina.

Wilmington, NC

Housing costs in Wilmington?
A typical home costs $372,400, which is 10.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 28.7% more expensive than the average North Carolina home, at $289,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Wilmington costs $1,260 per month, which is 11.9% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 11.9% more than the state average of $1,110.

Can I afford Wilmington?
To live comfortably in Wilmington, North Carolina, a minimum annual income of $71,280 for a family, and $44,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Wilmington?
Wilmington offers an affordable lifestyle thanks to its relatively low housing costs compared to other parts of the country. The median home price is currently just over $200,000 and rent for a one-bedroom apartment averages at about $950 per month. Transportation costs are reasonable too; tickets for public transit are typically priced no higher than two dollars each way while utility bills usually run to just over fifty dollars a month on average.
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I was born here and I will update more at a later time. First and most important, teh average cost of a 1br apt in Wilmington is approximately $1,800. Rentals have  More

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I think that a lot has changed since covid for this city and will continue to keep changing with our insane economy. But I was born and raised in Wilmington and have  More

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Scotty · 

Wilmington NC was once a wonderful city filled with Southern charm, history, safety and natural beauty. Recently that has been replaced by erasing everything Southern or  More

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