South Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 89.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 10.7 percent lower than the U.S. average and 10.7 percent lower than the average for South Carolina.
A typical home costs $259,900, which is 23.1 percent less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 23.1 percent less expensive than the average South Carolina home, at $338,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in South Carolina costs $1,110 per month, which is 22.4 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $1,110.
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.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means South Carolina is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means South Carolina, South Carolina is more expensive.
South Carolina cost of living is 89.3