North Augusta 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.
IndexNorth AugustaSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9397100
IndexNorth AugustaSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index103105100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index95101100
Housing index8480100
Transportation index7996100
Utilities index84107100
A general summary of the cost of living index in North Augusta, SC is shown above. Compared to the state average of South Carolina the cost of living index in North Augusta, SC is 93, which is 4% lower than the average in South Carolina and compared to the national average it is 7% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In North Augusta, SC goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in South Carolina and are 3% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North Augusta is 4% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in North Augusta is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Augusta is 16% 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$62,516$5,210$1,459$1,876
Renters$28,863$2,405$673$866
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in North Augusta, 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 North Augusta, SC homeowners have a median income of $62,516. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,459 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $28,863, which means there is a maximum of $673 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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in North Augusta, SC, it's important to take into account the sales tax for South Carolina, as well as the rate for income tax in South Carolina. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for South Carolina is 9%, and the sales tax in the state of South Carolina is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in South Carolina starts from 0% and goes up to 7%.

Goods & Services

ItemNorth AugustaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.18$15.5610.4%
Beauty Salon $33.05$36.118.5%
Toothpaste $3.48$2.4740.6%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.9%
Movie $12.00$10.1318.5%
Bowling $4.00$4.7415.5%

Groceries

ItemNorth AugustaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$3.9811.0%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4126.7%
Milk $2.03$2.061.8%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.3%
Pizza $10.49$9.4710.7%
Beer $8.91$8.791.3%

Health Care

ItemNorth AugustaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.50$101.045.4%
Doctor $95.00$107.4411.6%
Dentist $83.67$90.427.5%
Ibuprofen $8.82$9.284.9%
Lipitor $435.83$426.502.2%

Housing

ItemNorth AugustaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $152,800.00$175,700.0013.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $871.30$1,133.2323.1%
Apartment Rent $715.00$920.0022.3%

Transportation

ItemNorth AugustaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.65$1.9917.3%
Tire Balancing $32.00$45.7630.1%

Utilities

ItemNorth AugustaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.73$163.8118.4%
Phone $24.99$28.3912.0%
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.
Warrenville, SC97181-19%
Langley, SC1,11881-19%
Gloverville, SC3,11781-19%
Graniteville, SC2,72582-18%
Murphys Estates, SC1,63583-17%
North Augusta, SC21,83293-7%

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North Augusta, SC21,83293-7%
Source: The North Augusta, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.