Lodge 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.
IndexLodgeSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8295100
IndexLodgeSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index102101100
Groceries index116109100
Health care index98100100
Housing index3080100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index107104100

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  • The cost of living in Lodge is 14% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Lodge is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lodge is 70% 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$47,500$3,958$1,108$1,425
Renters$33,203$2,767$775$996

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

ItemLodgeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.44$14.591.1%
Beauty Salon $43.28$34.6824.8%
Toothpaste $3.06$2.4723.7%
Shampoo $1.12$1.029.6%
Movie $10.30$9.874.4%
Bowling $3.82$4.3913.0%

Groceries

ItemLodgeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $3.82$3.0624.8%
Pizza $9.31$9.240.7%
Beer $8.42$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemLodgeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.88$99.786.1%
Doctor $96.28$105.038.3%
Dentist $93.43$88.705.3%
Ibuprofen $10.18$9.418.2%
Lipitor $268.02$298.5010.2%

Housing

ItemLodgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $52,500.00$175,700.0070.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $934.01$1,081.0313.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemLodgeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.095.4%
Tire Balancing $41.84$45.297.6%

Utilities

ItemLodgeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.24$170.807.9%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
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.
Islandton, SC521044%
Ulmer, SC5278-22%
Ehrhardt, SC50985-15%
Olar, SC24979-21%
Govan, SC9180-20%
Lodge, SC10082-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Union, MN10084-16%
Bryce, AZ1001044%
Colorado Acres, TX10099-1%
Santa Monica, TX10063-37%
Fairfax, SD10073-27%
Lodge, SC10082-18%
Source: The Lodge, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.