Greenville, SC Cost of Living

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Greenville cost of living score
Less expensive
8.7% lower
than the US average
2.2% higher
than the South Carolina average
Greenville, South Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 91.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 8.7% lower than the U.S. average and 2.2% lower than the average for South Carolina.

Greenville, SC

Housing costs in Greenville?
A typical home costs $358,800, which is 6.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 38.1% more expensive than the average South Carolina home, at $259,900. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Greenville costs $1,170 per month, which is 18.2% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 5.1% more than the state average of $1,110.

Can I afford Greenville?
To live comfortably in Greenville, South Carolina, a minimum annual income of $68,760 for a family, and $41,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Greenville?
Greenville, South Carolina has a cost of living index rating slightly lower than that if the nation at 92 due mostly to its relatively low housing costs making up 34%, transportation at 11%, groceries (11%), utilities (7%) and healthcare making up 9%. Although utility costs remain relatively high due largely to expensive power sources such as coal or nuclear energy most other categories are either on par or even below average providing citizens with an overall moderate cost of living compared with almost everywhere else in America while still affording them access to city amenities like cultural centers, recreational facilities and educational institutes.
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My wife and I were prospecting Greenville, looking for work and a place to raise our son and grow our family. There's nothing inherently wrong with Greenville. The  More

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Over 2 years ago

Thinking of moving there from Fl. The country and the mountains are the only place to be. Country southerners are God's people. I just hope all the liberal devils get  More

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I have been reading all the negative reviews on Greenville on this site because, as a SC native, I was curious as to why it only had a 2 star average rating from over 90  More

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