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Cost of Living


ACCRA Cost of Living Index compares the cost of living in cities throughout the United States. An index score of 100 means a city is exactly as expensive as the national average. A score of less than 100 means a city is less expensive than the national average. And a score of more than 100 means a city is more expensive than the national average. The Raleigh-Cary Metro Composite Index came in at 90.5, down from 2014's 93.3. Housing continues to contribute to the lower than average cost of living. 

*The Raleigh-Cary MSA is used as a proxy for Wake County.

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Annual Average Data, Annual Average 2015


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