West Pelzer 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.
IndexWest PelzerSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8297100
IndexWest PelzerSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index99106100
Groceries index102103100
Health care index99101100
Housing index4780100
Transportation index9092100
Utilities index95111100
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  • The cost of living in West Pelzer is 15% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in West Pelzer is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Pelzer is 53% 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$36,500$3,042$852$1,095
Renters$23,304$1,942$544$699

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

ItemWest PelzerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.22$16.095.4%
Beauty Salon $30.00$37.3319.6%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.454.8%
Shampoo $1.03$1.002.6%
Movie $10.05$10.282.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.9329.0%

Groceries

ItemWest PelzerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$3.8013.6%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4011.0%
Milk $2.15$2.017.1%
Potatoes $3.21$3.016.7%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $8.78$8.901.3%

Health Care

ItemWest PelzerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.00$102.1624.6%
Doctor $103.28$108.364.7%
Dentist $87.50$92.535.4%
Ibuprofen $11.15$9.2820.2%
Lipitor $456.76$425.827.3%

Housing

ItemWest PelzerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $78,200.00$184,700.0057.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $869.06$1,202.4427.7%
Apartment Rent $535.00$949.0043.6%

Transportation

ItemWest PelzerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$2.2410.3%
Tire Balancing $42.00$46.299.3%

Utilities

ItemWest PelzerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.58$165.9612.9%
Phone $29.99$28.684.6%
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.
Ware Place, SC1371022%
Princeton, SC3598-2%
Judson, SC2,09182-18%
Pelzer, SC1,22581-19%
Honea Path, SC3,68382-18%
West Pelzer, SC96982-18%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Leakesville, MS96986-14%
Piney View, WV96984-16%
Mansfield Center, CT96911313%
Elm Creek, NE96983-17%
Browning, MT96981-19%
West Pelzer, SC96982-18%
Source: The West Pelzer, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.