Watts Mills 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.
IndexWatts MillsSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8294100
IndexWatts MillsSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index104102100
Groceries index99102100
Health care index10095100
Housing index4080100
Transportation index9190100
Utilities index94107100
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  • The cost of living in Watts Mills is 13% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Watts Mills is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Watts Mills is 60% 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$33,608$2,801$784$1,008
      Renters$22,426$1,869$523$673

      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

      ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.00$17.4920.1%
      Beauty Salon $45.00$38.1717.9%
      Toothpaste $2.22$2.324.3%
      Shampoo $0.97$1.014.1%
      Movie $10.00$10.726.8%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.87$3.900.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4016.2%
      Milk $1.47$1.9625.1%
      Potatoes $3.74$3.1817.5%
      Pizza $9.50$10.398.6%
      Beer $9.68$9.234.9%

      Health Care

      ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $123.50$106.3416.1%
      Doctor $108.55$115.255.8%
      Dentist $99.00$98.380.6%
      Ibuprofen $10.61$9.2614.6%
      Lipitor $443.87$466.474.8%

      Housing

      ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $54,000.00$184,700.0070.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $826.58$1,273.3235.1%
      Apartment Rent $630.00$949.0033.6%

      Transportation

      ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.46$2.595.0%
      Tire Balancing $42.50$48.9013.1%

      Utilities

      ItemWatts MillsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$149.57$167.6010.8%
      Phone $181.06$163.4210.8%
      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.

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      Ware Shoals, SC2,63882-18%
      Watts Mills, SC1,83482-18%

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      Watts Mills, SC1,83482-18%
      Source: The Watts Mills, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.