Watts Mills 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.
IndexWatts MillsSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8397100
IndexWatts MillsSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index103106100
Groceries index99103100
Health care index106101100
Housing index4080100
Transportation index9292100
Utilities index107111100

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  • The cost of living in Watts Mills is 14% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Watts Mills is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Watts Mills is 60% 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$33,608$2,801$784$1,008
Renters$22,426$1,869$523$673

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

ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.67$16.099.8%
Beauty Salon $47.43$37.3327.1%
Toothpaste $2.14$2.4512.7%
Shampoo $0.96$1.004.4%
Movie $11.67$10.2813.6%
Bowling $4.13$4.9316.3%

Groceries

ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$3.803.2%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.7%
Milk $2.18$2.018.7%
Potatoes $3.56$3.0118.4%
Pizza $10.12$9.892.4%
Beer $8.51$8.904.3%

Health Care

ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.69$102.164.4%
Doctor $106.36$108.361.8%
Dentist $108.99$92.5317.8%
Ibuprofen $9.26$9.280.2%
Lipitor $433.94$425.821.9%

Housing

ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $54,000.00$184,700.0070.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $846.11$1,202.4429.6%
Apartment Rent $630.00$949.0033.6%

Transportation

ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.2411.2%
Tire Balancing $45.99$46.290.7%

Utilities

ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.94$165.9612.7%
Phone $37.34$28.6830.2%
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.
Mountville, SC11498-2%
Cross Anchor, SC2281022%
Joanna, SC1,21382-18%
Cross Hill, SC63481-19%
Ware Shoals, SC2,63882-18%
Watts Mills, SC1,83483-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Watervliet, MI1,83482-18%
Stevenson, AL1,83479-21%
Burley, WA1,83511414%
East Cleveland, TN1,83376-24%
West Hamburg, PA1,83393-7%
Watts Mills, SC1,83483-17%
Source: The Watts Mills, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.