South Carolina Cost of Living

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South Carolina cost of living score
Less expensive
10.7% lower
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the South Carolina average
South Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 89.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 10.7% lower than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for South Carolina.

South Carolina

Housing costs in South Carolina?
A typical home costs $259,900, which is 23.1% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average South Carolina home, at $259,900. Renting a two-bedroom unit in South Carolina costs $1,110 per month, which is 22.4% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $1,110.

Can I afford South Carolina?
To live comfortably in South Carolina, a minimum annual income of $49,680 for a family, and $38,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about South Carolina?
The cost of living in South Carolina State is generally lower than the national average. The cost of food, transportation, healthcare and housing are all below the national norms. South Carolina also has no state income tax, which helps to keep costs down for residents. Additionally, there are some areas in the state that are very affordable. For example, the median home price in many places can be purchased for under $200,000 and rental rates tend to be quite reasonable as well. All these factors make South Carolina an attractive option for people who want to live comfortably without breaking the bank.
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     CategoriesSouth Carolina, South CarolinaUnited States

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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As a 20 year resident of South Carolina, I can say, that it unfortunately as a whole isn’t the hospitable, friendly, nice, safe, or the wonderful picture many people  More

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As an adult child now absorbing responsibilities for elderly parents; options must be addressed. Cost of Living is required long-term. We discovered South Carolina's  More

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Over 7 years ago

The Upstate (Greenville, Clemson, etc) is very nice ... lots to do and the weather, food and people seem to compare well to the Low  More

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