Jackson cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexJacksonSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living8494100
IndexJacksonSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services102102100
Groceries100102100
Health care9195100
Housing5680100
Transportation8790100
Utilities87107100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Jackson is 11% lower than the South Carolina average
  • The cost of living in Jackson is 16% lower than the national average
  • Jackson housing is 44% 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$53,654$4,471$1,252$1,610
      Renters$24,018$2,002$560$721

      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

      ItemJacksonNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.00$17.4920.0%
      Beauty Salon $34.33$38.1710.1%
      Toothpaste $3.11$2.3234.0%
      Shampoo $0.78$1.0122.9%
      Movie $12.00$10.7211.9%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemJacksonNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.49$3.9015.1%
      Fried Chicken $2.43$1.4074.1%
      Milk $1.69$1.9613.9%
      Potatoes $3.58$3.1812.5%
      Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
      Beer $8.95$9.233.0%

      Health Care

      ItemJacksonNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $175.00$106.3464.6%
      Doctor $95.00$115.2517.6%
      Dentist $77.33$98.3821.4%
      Ibuprofen $8.99$9.262.9%
      Lipitor $450.51$466.473.4%

      Housing

      ItemJacksonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $90,200.00$184,700.0051.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.22$1,273.3225.0%
      Apartment Rent $675.00$949.0028.9%

      Transportation

      ItemJacksonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.63$2.591.4%
      Tire Balancing $32.00$48.9034.6%

      Utilities

      ItemJacksonNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$128.84$167.6023.1%
      Phone $182.56$163.4211.7%
      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.
      Langley, SC1,17179-21%
      Gloverville, SC2,79680-20%
      New Ellenton, SC2,35083-17%
      Clearwater, SC4,67985-15%
      Belvedere, SC5,71485-15%
      Jackson, SC1,55984-16%

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      Jackson, SC1,55984-16%
      Source: The Jackson, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.