East Gaffney 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.
IndexEast GaffneySouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8297100
IndexEast GaffneySouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index102105100
Groceries index94105100
Health care index104101100
Housing index4580100
Transportation index9796100
Utilities index92107100

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  • The cost of living in East Gaffney is 15% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in East Gaffney is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Gaffney is 55% 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$32,050$2,671$748$962
Renters$19,918$1,660$465$598

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

ItemEast GaffneyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.25$15.564.4%
Beauty Salon $34.87$36.113.4%
Toothpaste $2.89$2.4716.8%
Shampoo $1.04$0.968.1%
Movie $10.55$10.134.2%
Bowling $5.57$4.7417.6%

Groceries

ItemEast GaffneyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.983.5%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.415.0%
Milk $1.95$2.065.5%
Potatoes $3.05$2.982.3%
Pizza $9.09$9.474.1%
Beer $8.69$8.791.2%

Health Care

ItemEast GaffneyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.36$101.0413.2%
Doctor $100.31$107.446.6%
Dentist $111.42$90.4223.2%
Ibuprofen $6.63$9.2828.5%
Lipitor $389.57$426.508.7%

Housing

ItemEast GaffneyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $58,300.00$175,700.0066.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $871.06$1,133.2323.1%
Apartment Rent $672.00$920.0027.0%

Transportation

ItemEast GaffneyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$1.992.0%
Tire Balancing $43.26$45.765.5%

Utilities

ItemEast GaffneyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.74$163.814.3%
Phone $25.00$28.3911.9%
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.
Clifton, SC32575-25%
Henrietta, NC50980-20%
Light Oak, NC79880-20%
Central Pacolet, SC21083-17%
Chesnee, SC78583-17%
East Gaffney, SC3,25882-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hopkins, SC3,25789-11%
Ripley, WV3,25986-14%
Cedar Grove, FL3,25782-18%
Rose Hills, CA3,26015656%
Brackenridge, PA3,25682-18%
East Gaffney, SC3,25882-18%
Source: The East Gaffney, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.