Ware Shoals 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.
IndexWare ShoalsSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8797100
IndexWare ShoalsSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index109105100
Groceries index106105100
Health care index98101100
Housing index4980100
Transportation index9196100
Utilities index93107100

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  • The cost of living in Ware Shoals is 10% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Ware Shoals is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ware Shoals is 51% 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$38,167$3,181$891$1,145
Renters$21,389$1,782$499$642

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

ItemWare ShoalsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.78$15.561.4%
Beauty Salon $31.00$36.1114.2%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.478.9%
Shampoo $1.09$0.9612.6%
Movie $9.87$10.132.5%
Bowling $3.50$4.7426.1%

Groceries

ItemWare ShoalsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.54$3.9813.9%
Fried Chicken $1.50$1.416.4%
Milk $2.13$2.063.0%
Potatoes $3.42$2.9814.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $9.19$8.794.5%

Health Care

ItemWare ShoalsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.39$101.0415.5%
Doctor $112.00$107.444.2%
Dentist $81.00$90.4210.4%
Ibuprofen $10.32$9.2811.2%
Lipitor $432.49$426.501.4%

Housing

ItemWare ShoalsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $66,000.00$175,700.0062.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $742.26$1,133.2334.5%
Apartment Rent $709.00$920.0022.9%

Transportation

ItemWare ShoalsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$1.9913.7%
Tire Balancing $45.77$45.760.0%

Utilities

ItemWare ShoalsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.72$163.8115.9%
Phone $30.31$28.396.8%
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.
Coronaca, SC12675-25%
Princeton, SC6081-19%
Cokesbury, SC13884-16%
Cross Hill, SC55085-15%
Honea Path, SC3,61085-15%
Ware Shoals, SC2,09287-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Aviston, IL2,09296-4%
Ida Grove, IA2,09378-22%
Redington Shores, FL2,09311818%
Port Sulphur, LA2,09379-21%
Graysville, AL2,09182-18%
Ware Shoals, SC2,09287-13%
Source: The Ware Shoals, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.