Walterboro 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.
IndexWalterboroSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9397100
IndexWalterboroSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index97105100
Groceries index116105100
Health care index103101100
Housing index6980100
Transportation index10296100
Utilities index108107100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Walterboro, SC is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Walterboro, SC enjoy a cost of living index of 93. This index is 4% lower than the South Carolina average, and 7% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Walterboro, SC, the average cost of goods and services is 8% lower than it is in South Carolina, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Walterboro is 4% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Walterboro is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Walterboro is 31% 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$40,938$3,412$955$1,228
Renters$17,289$1,441$403$519
The affordability of the housing market in Walterboro, SC as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Walterboro, SC homeowners, the median income is $40,938. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $955 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $17,289. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $403 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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%
The South Carolina sales tax and South Carolina income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Walterboro, SC. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The South Carolina sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 9%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The South Carolina income tax rates range from 0% to 7%.

Goods & Services

ItemWalterboroNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.96$15.5610.3%
Beauty Salon $48.93$36.1135.5%
Toothpaste $2.76$2.4711.7%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.0%
Movie $8.98$10.1311.3%
Bowling $3.03$4.7436.1%

Groceries

ItemWalterboroNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.75$3.9819.3%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.3%
Milk $2.60$2.0625.8%
Potatoes $3.52$2.9818.1%
Pizza $8.01$9.4715.5%
Beer $8.91$8.791.3%

Health Care

ItemWalterboroNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.58$101.047.5%
Doctor $118.09$107.449.9%
Dentist $92.76$90.422.6%
Ibuprofen $9.73$9.284.8%
Lipitor $392.26$426.508.0%

Housing

ItemWalterboroNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,400.00$175,700.0033.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $946.99$1,133.2316.4%
Apartment Rent $684.00$920.0025.7%

Transportation

ItemWalterboroNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.6%
Tire Balancing $50.64$45.7610.7%

Utilities

ItemWalterboroNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.58$163.818.4%
Phone $30.49$28.397.4%
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.
Jacksonboro, SC49389-11%
Cottageville, SC91392-8%
Williams, SC10991-9%
Smoaks, SC13092-8%
Yemassee, SC81993-7%
Walterboro, SC5,33993-7%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Media, PA5,34112323%
Turtle Creek, PA5,33578-22%
Silver Hill, MD5,33511414%
Solvang, CA5,34516767%
Tichigan, WI5,33211212%
Walterboro, SC5,33993-7%
Source: The Walterboro, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.