When compared to other major metros, the cost of living in Winston-Salem stands out for its affordability. Winston-Salem is ranked among the top 25 cities nationally in terms of Housing Affordability, according to a June 2019 index, and has a lower cost of living than Raleigh, Charlotte and many others across the country.



Cost of Living index data is based on a US average of 100.


Data Source: Sperling’s Best Places, November 2021

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