Living in Winston-Salem means enjoying the best of what North Carolina has to offer at a pace that is perfect for individuals and families. Winston-Salem offers a unique blend of charm and sophistication, art and industry, recreation and competition.
Learn more about what makes Winston-Salem a special place in the Living area
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Cost of Living
An affordable place to live and work
Winston-Salem’s cost of living consistently ranks at or below many of its peer communities across the U.S. and is significantly less expensive than other major metro areas throughout the Southeast U.S. Winston-Salem averages approximately 7% below the national average for cost of living including housing, transportation, utilities, healthcare and miscellaneous categories.