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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In South Carolina 2018

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  • Homeland Park, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,952
62
  • Abbeville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,184
56
  • Chester, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,498
55
  • Bennettsville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,692
61
  • 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
60
  • Union, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,081
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
63
  • Belvedere, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,714
64
  • Laurens, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,046
56
  • Cheraw, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,793
63
  • Welcome, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,629
53
  • Marion, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,756
62
  • Dillon, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,675
61
  • Clinton, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,409
64
  • Central, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,187
66
  • Lancaster, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,971
59
  • Gaffney, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,859
  • I have lived here in Gaffney, South Carolina for 6 years. Living in Gaffney, South Carolina has had its pros and cons for my family and I. The community is small and diverse. The neighbors here are nice
68
  • Anderson, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,206
  • I moved to South Carolina in 1998 and I've been living in Anderson for the last 3 years. I enjoy the small town atmosphere in Anderson, South Carolina. The culture here is very friendly and you have all
54
  • Lake City, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,751
63
  • 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
66
  • Seneca, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,228
63
  • 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.
67
  • Centerville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,828
55
  • Darlington, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,185
61
  • Piedmont, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,940
62
  • York, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,989
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.
61
  • 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
58
  • Batesburg-Leesville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
74
  • Clover, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,593
76
  • Fountain Inn, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,044
58
  • Hartsville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,816
70
  • 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
68
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,251
  • No trip to South Carolina is complete without visiting Rock Hill. Rock Hill is a boasted gem of South Carolina's vivid history, biography, music, and tourism. I have lived in Rock Hill in the past, after
75
  • Garden City, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,456
67
  • Valley Falls, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,805
55
  • Walterboro, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,287
69
  • 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
65
  • 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
58
  • Georgetown, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,071
62
  • Conway, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,631
  • I moved to Conway after coming home from the military. As a child, the beach was always a distant trip because it was an hour from home and I didn't have a car, so I knew that I wanted to be near the sea
76
  • Taylors, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,719
  • Taylors is a comfortable and calm town in South Carolina that looks out to the hills that tread carefully into North Carolina. I'm a South Carolina native, and the one thing I appreciate more than
67
  • Woodfield, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,526
56
  • 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
80
  • Greer, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,739
  • I've lived in a few parts of South Carolina, and Greer is one of the most charming towns. If you work in tech and want to enjoy weather of northern South Carolina--along with the lower South Carolina
68
  • 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
65
  • Aiken, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,403
  • The large (2100 acres) urban forest Hitchcock Woods is smack in the middle of Aiken. Hitchcock Woods is owned by the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, a very well-funded non-profit organization managed by a
64
  • Lugoff, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,103
65
  • Red Bank, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,006

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.