Swansea 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.
IndexSwanseaSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8794100
IndexSwanseaSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index97102100
Groceries index104102100
Health care index7595100
Housing index5780100
Transportation index8690100
Utilities index127107100
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  • The cost of living in Swansea is 8% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Swansea is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Swansea is 43% 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$41,250$3,438$962$1,238
      Renters$20,000$1,667$467$600

      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

      ItemSwanseaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.00$17.4920.0%
      Beauty Salon $38.25$38.170.2%
      Toothpaste $2.82$2.3221.5%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.011.2%
      Movie $11.07$10.723.2%
      Bowling $16.50$13.8619.0%

      Groceries

      ItemSwanseaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.71$3.904.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4012.6%
      Milk $2.06$1.965.0%
      Potatoes $3.96$3.1824.4%
      Pizza $12.35$10.3918.8%
      Beer $9.17$9.230.6%

      Health Care

      ItemSwanseaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $55.00$106.3448.3%
      Doctor $102.00$115.2511.5%
      Dentist $63.17$98.3835.8%
      Ibuprofen $10.57$9.2614.1%
      Lipitor $328.00$466.4729.7%

      Housing

      ItemSwanseaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $86,700.00$184,700.0053.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $947.14$1,273.3225.6%
      Apartment Rent $756.00$949.0020.3%

      Transportation

      ItemSwanseaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.33$2.5910.1%
      Tire Balancing $40.00$48.9018.2%

      Utilities

      ItemSwanseaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$246.80$167.6047.3%
      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.
      Neeses, SC31882-18%
      Livingston, SC15782-18%
      Salley, SC30482-18%
      Woodford, SC14784-16%
      North, SC79584-16%
      Swansea, SC89387-13%

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      Source: The Swansea, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.