You Can Afford the Life of Your Dreams in Caldwell County

Children enjoying a playgroundNot only do we have the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Catawba Valley, but your money also goes farther in Caldwell County. Compared to the rest of the country, Caldwell County's cost of living is 17.4 percent lower than the U.S. average. It is 9 percent lower than the rest of North Carolina.

Looking at other regional cities, Caldwell County’s cost of living is markedly more affordable. When you compare the overall cost of living, the county seat of Caldwell County, Lenoir, NC, is nearly 25 percent less expensive than Charlotte, NC. Median home cost is the most significant factor in the difference: Charlotte is 131 percent more expensive than Lenoir.

Cost of Living Comparison

Cost of living indices are based on a U.S. average of 100. For example, an amount below 100 means the city is cheaper than the U.S. average.

IndexesLenoir (Caldwell County)Charlotte, NCAsheville, NCBoone, NCRaleigh, NC
Median Home Cost$130,000$301,300$354,700$340,100$346,600
Food & Groceries93.699.2103.199.7100.6