Ruby 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.
IndexRubySouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8597100
IndexRubySouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index101106100
Groceries index96103100
Health care index105101100
Housing index5080100
Transportation index9692100
Utilities index100111100

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  • The cost of living in Ruby is 12% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Ruby is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ruby is 50% 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$45,833$3,819$1,069$1,375
Renters$18,393$1,533$429$552

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

ItemRubyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.75$16.0910.3%
Beauty Salon $33.80$37.339.5%
Toothpaste $3.18$2.4529.8%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0017.3%
Movie $10.91$10.286.2%
Bowling $5.78$4.9317.1%

Groceries

ItemRubyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.79$3.800.4%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4016.2%
Milk $1.87$2.016.7%
Potatoes $2.97$3.011.5%
Pizza $8.52$9.8913.8%
Beer $8.92$8.900.3%

Health Care

ItemRubyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $113.53$102.1611.1%
Doctor $102.91$108.365.0%
Dentist $113.63$92.5322.8%
Ibuprofen $7.03$9.2824.3%
Lipitor $418.61$425.821.7%

Housing

ItemRubyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,800.00$184,700.0053.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $971.92$1,202.4419.2%
Apartment Rent $550.00$949.0042.0%

Transportation

ItemRubyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.244.8%
Tire Balancing $45.78$46.291.1%

Utilities

ItemRubyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$154.11$165.967.1%
Phone $31.00$28.688.1%
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.
Morven, NC45279-21%
Mount Croghan, SC13079-21%
McFarlan, NC14682-18%
Jefferson, SC83382-18%
Patrick, SC44183-17%
Ruby, SC37385-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Paint Rock, TX37381-19%
Nenana, AK37311212%
Gilman City, MO37379-21%
Milano, TX37378-22%
Flemington, WV37380-20%
Ruby, SC37385-15%
Source: The Ruby, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.