Looking to save money or feel free to spend more without feeling stressed? Cleveland County offers a cost of living that is 15% lower than the national average, so you and your family can breathe easy, feel the grass between your toes and enjoy all that our community has to offer. Our cost of housing is even more favorable, clocking in at 49% lower than the national average. That means more money in the bank for spontaneous daytrips, stocking up at the farmers’ market, tickets to local concerts or whatever it is you do to treat yourself at the end of a rewarding week of work.
According to Sperling’s Best Places, Cleveland County’s cost of living — including daily expenses like housing, healthcare, transportation, food and utilities — is 15% lower than the national average, 12% lower than Charlotte, NC and 24% lower than Asheville, NC.
The cost of housing in Cleveland County is 49% lower than the national average, 40% lower than Charlotte, NC and 73% lower than Asheville, NC.
The average rent of a two-bedroom apartment in Cleveland County is just $648 per month, compared to $864 in Charlotte (Mecklenburg County) and $819 in Asheville (Buncombe County).
Looking to buy a house? Cleveland County’s average manufacturing salary to home cost ratio is 44% lower than that in Charlotte, which means you can find your dream home and have more money leftover than if you were living and working in Charlotte. The median home cost in Cleveland County is $94,400, compared to $181,100 in Charlotte (Mecklenburg County) and $232,000 in Asheville (Buncombe County).