Sullivan's 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.
IndexSullivan's IslandSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index21295100
IndexSullivan's IslandSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index102101100
Groceries index108109100
Health care index107100100
Housing index46480100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index112104100

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  • The cost of living in Sullivan's Island is 122% higher than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Sullivan's Island is 112% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sullivan's Island is 364% 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$114,792$9,566$2,678$3,444
Renters$85,000$7,083$1,983$2,550

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

ItemSullivan's IslandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.75$14.591.1%
Beauty Salon $38.90$34.6812.2%
Toothpaste $2.99$2.4720.9%
Shampoo $1.19$1.0216.4%
Movie $6.92$9.8729.9%
Bowling $3.31$4.3924.6%

Groceries

ItemSullivan's IslandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.52$4.481.0%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.46$2.364.4%
Potatoes $3.66$3.0619.6%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.79$8.631.8%

Health Care

ItemSullivan's IslandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.50$99.780.7%
Doctor $108.23$105.033.0%
Dentist $104.00$88.7017.2%
Ibuprofen $10.19$9.418.3%
Lipitor $292.98$298.501.8%

Housing

ItemSullivan's IslandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $1,594,500.00$175,700.00807.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $918.55$1,081.0315.0%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

ItemSullivan's IslandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$2.093.6%
Tire Balancing $38.79$45.2914.3%

Utilities

ItemSullivan's IslandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$202.42$170.8018.5%
Phone $28.92$28.262.3%
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.
North Charleston, SC102,14398-2%
Hanahan, SC18,9991033%
Charleston, SC125,45811212%
Mount Pleasant, SC72,37912727%
Folly Beach, SC2,67916060%
Sullivan's Island, SC2,042212112%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Carthage, TN2,04279-21%
Durant, IA2,04194-6%
Wofford Heights, CA2,043100-0%
Patterson Tract, CA2,041100-0%
Mayflower, AR2,04392-8%
Sullivan's Island, SC2,042212112%
Source: The Sullivan's Island, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.