Tatum 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.
IndexTatumSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8897100
IndexTatumSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index107105100
Groceries index96105100
Health care index105101100
Housing index5680100
Transportation index9496100
Utilities index96107100

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  • The cost of living in Tatum is 10% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Tatum is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tatum is 44% 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$51,875$4,323$1,210$1,556
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemTatumNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.94$15.5640.9%
Beauty Salon $33.93$36.116.0%
Toothpaste $2.90$2.4717.5%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.1%
Movie $10.95$10.138.2%
Bowling $7.61$4.7460.8%

Groceries

ItemTatumNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.75$3.985.8%
Fried Chicken $1.70$1.4120.7%
Milk $1.96$2.065.3%
Potatoes $2.98$2.980.1%
Pizza $8.36$9.4711.8%
Beer $9.36$8.796.4%

Health Care

ItemTatumNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.99$101.049.8%
Doctor $101.25$107.445.8%
Dentist $105.89$90.4217.1%
Ibuprofen $8.70$9.286.2%
Lipitor $421.18$426.501.2%

Housing

ItemTatumNational avg.Difference
Home Price $98,300.00$175,700.0044.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $807.44$1,133.2328.7%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemTatumNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.2%
Tire Balancing $44.22$45.763.4%

Utilities

ItemTatumNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.65$163.812.3%
Phone $24.96$28.3912.1%
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.
Old Hundred, NC27674-26%
McColl, SC2,39081-19%
East Laurinburg, NC32082-18%
Raemon, NC14483-17%
Blenheim, SC14484-16%
Tatum, SC11588-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Inverness, MT11578-22%
Webster, IA11582-18%
Alleghany, CA11511818%
Goodrich, ND11576-24%
Brookston, MN11587-13%
Tatum, SC11588-12%
Source: The Tatum, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.