What’s the cost of living in my county?

Food, transportation, housing -- the prices of everything are up.  How far up?  The NC Budget & Tax Center has calculated what it costs to get by in each county.

It’s expensive to live on the cheap in North Carolina.

A single parent with a baby needs to earn $50,530 to make ends meet, according to the NC Budget & Tax Center’s Living Income Standard. Two parents with two children have to earn $69,270.

Across the USA Today Network counties in North Carolina, the living income ranges from $39,760 to $53,430 for a single-parent family of two, and $58,500 to $72,700 for a family of four. Cleveland County is the low end and Buncombe the high.

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