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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In South Carolina 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score48
  • Homeland Park, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,952
63
  • Abbeville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,184
51
  • Lake City, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,751
58
  • Union, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,081
63
  • Laurens, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,046
53
  • Chester, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,498
52
  • Darlington, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,185
60
  • Parker, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,743
  • Parker, SC is a great place to life if you want a beautiful home outside of the growing tech hub that is Greenville, SC. I'm not a big fan of being in the thick of big cities, and even cities like…[read more]
48
  • Greenwood, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,260
  • If you want to not have time for your family, or love working 40+ hours a week at a low paying temp job, then Greenwood is for you. Otherwise do not come here. This is the most boring town I have ever…[read more]
61
  • Belvedere, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,714
57
  • Clinton, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,409
62
  • Newberry, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,338
  • Newberry has great weather and perfect for purchasing a home because the cost of living is reasonable. I love living here because of the many amenities and that I don't have to travel far for work. We…[read more]
54
  • Bennettsville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,692
65
  • Batesburg-Leesville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
60
  • Welcome, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,629
57
  • Gaffney, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,859
  • We moved here due to a job offer. On day one, we almost got scammed while searching for a home to rent. If you are not from the area, you are treated poorly. Racism and crime are rampant. It has just…[read more]
60
  • Hartsville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,816
68
  • Central, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,187
47
  • Marion, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,756
64
  • Dillon, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,675
60
  • Sans Souci, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,468
64
  • Gantt, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,788
  • This is possibly my favorite place to live after moving to two other towns in South Carolina over the past five years. The town is very small, and you have to venture over to Greenville if you enjoy…[read more]
47
  • Cheraw, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,793
67
  • Anderson, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,206
  • I have lived and worked in Anderson on and off since 2007 so I feel confident in my review. That being said, here it is: there are some nice, quiet areas but those are often punctuated by horrible areas…[read more]
42
  • Walterboro, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,287
62
  • St. Andrews, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,272
  • Since I work in Columbia, living in St. Andrews, South Carolina meets all of my living needs. I can literally be in Columbia and at my employer’s office in less than fifteen minutes. I must say that at…[read more]
65
  • Berea, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,497
  • Berea is a very welcoming community and the people are very friendly. It is a conservative town, but my neighbors are very nice. We have a very diverse community and the community continues to grow.…[read more]
66
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,570
  • Spartanburg, South Carolina is a great little city to live in! After living there myself, I can safely say I love it! Spartanburg has plenty of great schools, restaurants, and things to do and see. …[read more]
56
  • Georgetown, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,071
66
  • Seneca, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,228
63
  • Lancaster, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,971
67
  • Woodfield, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,526
65
  • Piedmont, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,940
65
  • Centerville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,828
51
  • Orangeburg, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,478
  • I lived in Orangeburg, SC for about 6 months once. To be straightforward about this town, the only people who'd like it are those wishing to live out in the sticks so to speak. One thing I really did…[read more]
70
  • Dentsville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,192
  • We have excellent schools and are within close proximity to many different towns and downtown. I moved to Dentsville for the convenience and school district and I have been pleased so far. There are a…[read more]
69
  • Lugoff, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,103
63
  • Red Bank, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,006
70
  • Cayce, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,684
  • Cayce, South Carolina is a great place to live. I have lived here for 2 years and enjoy this area. I had to relocate for my job and I chose Cayce because of the easiness in which I can commute to…[read more]
77
  • Fountain Inn, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,044
56
  • Sumter, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,760
  • Sumter is a town that is full of beautiful homes and families. It's a town where I would want to raise my children. I visited the area after graduating college for a business trip, and it was nothing but…[read more]
65
  • Valley Falls, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,805
71
  • North Augusta, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,310
  • Church steeples, tall trees, and beautiful homes! Living in North Augusta, SC is like sitting in the epicenter of South Carolina's blazing business growth. South Carolina is getting another amazing…[read more]
58
  • York, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,989
63
  • Oak Grove, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,900
56
  • West Columbia, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,947
  • Sadly, West Columbus, South Carolina is one of those places you really want to like, but you can't. One would think that living in South Carolina itself would be a pleasant experience. However, after…[read more]
67
  • Easley, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,464
  • I am an extreme couponer living in Easley, South Carolina, not far from the North Carolina border. It is just your average town, nothing really sets it apart from the next town. It has got your normal…[read more]
74
  • Clover, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,593
74
  • Seven Oaks, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,981
  • Seven Oaks, SC is a comfortable community just outside of Columbia, resting in the trees and gentle slopes of inland South Carolina. For me, it was a great way to enjoy the grace and culture of the…[read more]
73
  • Irmo, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,851
  • Irmo, SC is a beautiful town in the Columbia area. It’s just 20 minutes away from Columbia proper, but a lot of Columbia businesses are just 10 or 15 minutes away. Irmo is just a few minutes away from…[read more]

Finding an affordable place to live in South Carolina is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in South Carolina that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in South Carolina. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of South Carolina.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in South Carolina with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in South Carolina, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in South Carolina, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.