South Congaree 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.
IndexSouth CongareeSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9697100
IndexSouth CongareeSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index106106100
Groceries index106103100
Health care index95101100
Housing index7080100
Transportation index9292100
Utilities index127111100

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  • The cost of living in South Congaree is 1% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in South Congaree is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Congaree is 30% 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$52,813$4,401$1,232$1,585
Renters$33,036$2,753$771$991

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

ItemSouth CongareeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.55$16.0915.7%
Beauty Salon $55.72$37.3349.3%
Toothpaste $3.26$2.4533.1%
Shampoo $0.94$1.006.4%
Movie $11.54$10.2812.2%
Bowling $4.28$4.9313.3%

Groceries

ItemSouth CongareeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.37$3.8014.8%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.404.5%
Milk $2.06$2.012.4%
Potatoes $3.30$3.019.5%
Pizza $11.66$9.8918.0%
Beer $8.89$8.900.1%

Health Care

ItemSouth CongareeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.67$102.164.4%
Doctor $95.78$108.3611.6%
Dentist $94.00$92.531.6%
Ibuprofen $9.72$9.284.8%
Lipitor $367.31$425.8213.7%

Housing

ItemSouth CongareeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,600.00$184,700.0034.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $884.54$1,202.4426.4%
Apartment Rent $760.00$949.0019.9%

Transportation

ItemSouth CongareeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.2412.8%
Tire Balancing $47.91$46.293.5%

Utilities

ItemSouth CongareeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$229.87$165.9638.5%
Phone $32.99$28.6815.0%
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.
Springdale CDP, SC2,35588-12%
Gaston, SC1,38891-9%
Swansea, SC89392-8%
St. Andrews, SC22,27294-6%
Woodfield, SC9,52695-5%
South Congaree, SC2,27296-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mason City, IL2,27285-15%
Jamestown West, NY2,27287-13%
Arcanum, OH2,27278-22%
Point Clear, AL2,27211010%
West Lafayette, OH2,27279-21%
South Congaree, SC2,27296-4%
Source: The South Congaree, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.