Mullins 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.
IndexMullinsSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8495100
IndexMullinsSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index104109100
Health care index97100100
Housing index4380100
Transportation index9993100
Utilities index115104100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Mullins, SC is displayed above. In Mullins, SC, the overall cost of living index is 84, which is 12% lower than the South Carolina average and 16% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Mullins, SC, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the South Carolina average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mullins is 12% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Mullins is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mullins is 57% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Mullins, SC to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Mullins, SC, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Mullins, SC salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Mullins, SC, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Mullins, SC homeowners have a median income of $37,292. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $870 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $14,117, which means there is a maximum of $329 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
For those who live in Mullins, SC and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the South Carolina income tax rate and the South Carolina sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In South Carolina, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 9%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in South Carolina, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 7%.

Goods & Services

ItemMullinsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.60$14.596.8%
Beauty Salon $40.20$34.6815.9%
Toothpaste $2.52$2.471.9%
Shampoo $1.07$1.024.7%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $3.36$4.3923.5%


ItemMullinsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.19$4.486.4%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.461.0%
Milk $2.79$2.3618.4%
Potatoes $3.19$3.064.2%
Pizza $9.25$9.240.1%
Beer $8.43$8.632.3%

Health Care

ItemMullinsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.20$99.786.6%
Doctor $102.00$105.032.9%
Dentist $81.20$88.708.5%
Ibuprofen $9.64$9.412.4%
Lipitor $316.28$298.506.0%


ItemMullinsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $74,200.00$175,700.0057.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $740.74$1,081.0331.5%
Apartment Rent $420.00$920.0054.3%


ItemMullinsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$2.091.7%
Tire Balancing $46.39$45.292.4%


ItemMullinsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$224.88$170.8031.7%
Phone $26.14$28.267.5%
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.
Sellers, SC11779-21%
Latta, SC1,23786-14%
Marietta, NC14987-13%
Fair Bluff, NC1,02987-13%
Lake View, SC81588-12%
Mullins, SC4,59384-16%

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West York, PA4,59492-8%
Flagler Beach, FL4,59511212%
Mullins, SC4,59384-16%
Source: The Mullins, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.