Pawleys Island 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.
IndexPawleys IslandSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index23497100
IndexPawleys IslandSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index106105100
Groceries index104105100
Health care index103101100
Housing index53480100
Transportation index9396100
Utilities index124107100

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  • The cost of living in Pawleys Island is 142% higher than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Pawleys Island is 134% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pawleys Island is 434% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$108,125$9,010$2,523$3,244
Renters$51,875$4,323$1,210$1,556

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

ItemPawleys IslandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.39$15.567.5%
Beauty Salon $41.03$36.1113.6%
Toothpaste $2.98$2.4720.5%
Shampoo $1.01$0.964.3%
Movie $7.73$10.1323.6%
Bowling $4.51$4.744.7%

Groceries

ItemPawleys IslandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.982.6%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.415.0%
Milk $1.94$2.066.0%
Potatoes $3.45$2.9815.8%
Pizza $8.91$9.475.9%
Beer $8.81$8.790.2%

Health Care

ItemPawleys IslandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.98$101.047.9%
Doctor $109.17$107.441.6%
Dentist $93.58$90.423.5%
Ibuprofen $9.97$9.287.4%
Lipitor $427.27$426.500.2%

Housing

ItemPawleys IslandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $937,500.00$175,700.00433.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $990.27$1,133.2312.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemPawleys IslandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$1.995.1%
Tire Balancing $40.74$45.7611.0%

Utilities

ItemPawleys IslandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$251.74$163.8153.7%
Phone $24.09$28.3915.1%
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.
Georgetown, SC9,11096-4%
Garden City, SC8,82493-7%
Murrells Inlet, SC8,02711212%
Surfside Beach, SC4,01711010%
Pawleys Island, SC84234134%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hunter, AR8469-31%
Woodbury, KY8480-20%
Baldwin Park, MO8480-20%
Felsenthal, AR8478-22%
Crown Point, AK8411616%
Pawleys Island, SC84234134%
Source: The Pawleys Island, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.