Westminster 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.
IndexWestminsterSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index8697100
IndexWestminsterSouth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index99106100
Groceries index102103100
Health care index99101100
Housing index6080100
Transportation index9092100
Utilities index95111100

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  • The cost of living in Westminster is 11% lower than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Westminster is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westminster is 40% 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$39,493$3,291$921$1,185
Renters$22,857$1,905$533$686

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

ItemWestminsterNational 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

ItemWestminsterNational 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

ItemWestminsterNational 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

ItemWestminsterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $107,500.00$184,700.0041.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $869.06$1,202.4427.7%
Apartment Rent $596.00$949.0037.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWestminsterNational 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.
Newry, SC15977-23%
Utica, SC1,60484-16%
Toccoa, GA8,37484-16%
Martin, GA47684-16%
Walhalla, SC4,26386-14%
Westminster, SC2,48286-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pelican Rapids, MN2,48288-12%
Lake Arrowhead, ME2,4821022%
Petersburg, WV2,48287-13%
Greensboro, AL2,48279-21%
Hudson Bend, TX2,48312222%
Westminster, SC2,48286-14%
Source: The Westminster, SC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.