Furman 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.
IndexFurmanSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8297100
IndexFurmanSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index97105100
Groceries index116105100
Health care index103101100
Housing index3480100
Transportation index10296100
Utilities index108107100

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  • The cost of living in Furman is 15% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Furman is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Furman is 66% 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$31,058$2,588$725$932
Renters$18,750$1,563$437$563

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

ItemFurmanNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.96$15.5610.3%
Beauty Salon $48.93$36.1135.5%
Toothpaste $2.76$2.4711.7%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.0%
Movie $8.98$10.1311.3%
Bowling $3.03$4.7436.1%

Groceries

ItemFurmanNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.75$3.9819.3%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.3%
Milk $2.60$2.0625.8%
Potatoes $3.52$2.9818.1%
Pizza $8.01$9.4715.5%
Beer $8.91$8.791.3%

Health Care

ItemFurmanNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.58$101.047.5%
Doctor $118.09$107.449.9%
Dentist $92.76$90.422.6%
Ibuprofen $9.73$9.284.8%
Lipitor $392.26$426.508.0%

Housing

ItemFurmanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $50,600.00$175,700.0071.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $946.99$1,133.2316.4%
Apartment Rent $417.00$920.0054.7%

Transportation

ItemFurmanNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.6%
Tire Balancing $50.64$45.7610.7%

Utilities

ItemFurmanNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.58$163.818.4%
Phone $30.49$28.397.4%
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.
Gifford, SC30972-28%
Estill, SC2,35778-22%
Scotia, SC20680-20%
Luray, SC19180-20%
Varnville, SC2,29488-12%
Furman, SC25982-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jensen, UT2591044%
Tolchester, MD25911212%
Swall Meadows, CA25915555%
Herman, NE25982-18%
Grand River, IA25973-27%
Furman, SC25982-18%
Source: The Furman, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.