Great Falls 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.
IndexGreat FallsSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8395100
IndexGreat FallsSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index102101100
Groceries index111109100
Health care index98100100
Housing index3980100
Transportation index9693100
Utilities index98104100

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  • The cost of living in Great Falls is 12% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Great Falls is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Great Falls is 61% 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$28,412$2,368$663$852
Renters$16,875$1,406$394$506

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

ItemGreat FallsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.33$14.5918.8%
Beauty Salon $38.33$34.6810.5%
Toothpaste $3.46$2.4739.9%
Shampoo $1.34$1.0231.1%
Movie $13.26$9.8734.4%
Bowling $3.88$4.3911.7%

Groceries

ItemGreat FallsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.49$4.4822.6%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.59$3.0617.3%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.41$8.632.6%

Health Care

ItemGreat FallsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.50$99.782.3%
Doctor $97.50$105.037.2%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.410.8%
Lipitor $319.22$298.506.9%

Housing

ItemGreat FallsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $47,000.00$175,700.0073.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $734.00$1,081.0332.1%
Apartment Rent $628.00$920.0031.7%

Transportation

ItemGreat FallsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.4%
Tire Balancing $44.00$45.292.8%

Utilities

ItemGreat FallsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.74$170.804.7%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.
Winnsboro Mills, SC1,72785-15%
Richburg, SC34385-15%
Heath Springs, SC87386-14%
Fort Lawn, SC81886-14%
Irwin, SC1,35486-14%
Great Falls, SC1,62783-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Monticello, MS1,62779-21%
Glen Dale, WV1,62797-3%
Wyoming, DE1,6281077%
King, WI1,62692-8%
Palo Cedro, CA1,62614444%
Great Falls, SC1,62783-17%
Source: The Great Falls, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.