Greenville 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.
IndexGreenvilleSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index10495100
IndexGreenvilleSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index106101100
Groceries index110109100
Health care index105100100
Housing index10278100
Transportation index9693100
Utilities index98104100

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Greenville is 9% higher than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Greenville is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenville is 2% higher 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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Compare Greenville, SC Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemGreenvilleNational 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

ItemGreenvilleNational 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

ItemGreenvilleNational 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

ItemGreenvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $201,200.00$181,400.0010.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $838.34$1,081.0322.4%
Apartment Rent $736.00$889.0017.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemGreenvilleNational 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.
City View, SC2,04985-15%
Judson, SC2,05986-14%
West Pelzer, SC80179-21%
Pelzer, SC6380-20%
Parker, SC11,96587-13%
Greenville, SC59,2611044%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ames, IA59,20690-10%
Lancaster, PA59,20591-9%
Springfield, OR59,3471088%
North Miami, FL59,3621044%
Malden, MA59,38813939%
Greenville, SC59,2611044%
Source: The Greenville, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.