Converse cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexConverseSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9295100
IndexConverseSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index106101100
Groceries index110109100
Health care index105100100
Housing index6480100
Transportation index9693100
Utilities index98104100

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  • The cost of living in Converse is 3% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Converse is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Converse is 36% lower than the national average.
  • South Carolina general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • South Carolina state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$24,525$2,044$572$736
Renters$16,979$1,415$396$509

South Carolina Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
South Carolina6%9%

South Carolina Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
South Carolina0%7%

Goods & Services

ItemConverseNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.20$14.5911.0%
Beauty Salon $43.89$34.6826.6%
Toothpaste $3.19$2.4729.0%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.89$4.3911.4%

Groceries

ItemConverseNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.93$4.4810.1%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.63$2.3611.6%
Potatoes $3.18$3.063.9%
Pizza $9.59$9.243.8%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemConverseNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.40$99.788.6%
Doctor $104.00$105.031.0%
Dentist $94.20$88.706.2%
Ibuprofen $10.74$9.4114.1%
Lipitor $311.55$298.504.4%

Housing

ItemConverseNational avg.Difference
Home Price $109,000.00$175,700.0038.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $838.34$1,081.0322.4%
Apartment Rent $627.00$920.0031.8%

Transportation

ItemConverseNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.3%
Tire Balancing $49.31$45.298.9%

Utilities

ItemConverseNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.43$170.8013.1%
Phone $31.84$28.2612.7%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fingerville, SC361044%
Clifton, SC32578-22%
Southern Shops, SC4,39483-17%
Jonesville, SC85685-15%
Fairforest, SC1,72885-15%
Converse, SC83592-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
La Jara, CO83579-21%
Airport Drive, MO83593-7%
Gray Court, SC83487-13%
Oxford, NE83477-23%
Chester, MT83485-15%
Converse, SC83592-8%
Source: The Converse, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.