Reality Check

It pays to look ahead.



How much will you need to earn in the future? Reality Check is here to help!

Reality Check from the North Carolina Department of Commerce is a fun, new online tool designed to estimate the income necessary to support your desired lifestyle. State where you’d like to live in North Carolina and how you spend your money. From there, you’ll be directed to jobs that meet your financial needs.

This customized cost estimate includes expenses like:

Housing

Housing


  • Own or rent?
  • Cable?
  • Cell phone?
  • Utilities?
Transportation

Transportation


  • Type of vehicle?
  • Car payment?
  • Walk, bike, bus?
Lifestyle

Lifestyle


  • Expensive tastes?
  • Thrifty shopper?
  • Shows, events?
  • Travel?
Other

Other


  • Healthcare?
  • Student loans?
  • Pets?
  • Savings?

Contact Us

NC Dept. of Commerce
Labor & Economic Analysis
lead@commerce.nc.gov
919-707-1500