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Overall 16%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 47%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexYemasseeSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living8495100
Goods & Services98100100
Groceries94100100
Health care11196100
Housing5380100
Transportation9697100
Utilities93109100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Yemassee is 12% lower than the South Carolina average
  • The cost of living in Yemassee is 16% lower than the national average
  • Yemassee housing is 47% 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$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350
      Renters$31,364$2,614$732$941

      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

      ItemYemasseeNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.88$20.272.0%
      Beauty Salon $37.36$40.397.5%
      Toothpaste $1.80$2.3623.6%
      Shampoo $0.97$1.089.6%
      Movie $9.30$10.9915.4%
      Bowling $18.03$15.4916.4%

      Groceries

      ItemYemasseeNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.46$4.303.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.27$1.409.0%
      Milk $1.94$2.2012.1%
      Potatoes $3.96$3.2223.1%
      Pizza $11.63$10.748.3%
      Beer $9.98$9.603.9%

      Health Care

      ItemYemasseeNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $91.76$109.7316.4%
      Doctor $110.78$118.346.4%
      Dentist $142.03$100.9440.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.94$9.9310.0%
      Lipitor $497.37$469.535.9%

      Housing

      ItemYemasseeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $85,500.00$184,700.0053.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $731.05$1,229.6240.5%
      Apartment Rent $640.00$949.0032.6%

      Transportation

      ItemYemasseeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.59$2.714.5%
      Tire Balancing $50.40$51.862.8%

      Utilities

      ItemYemasseeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$151.42$170.8411.4%
      Phone $185.61$187.180.8%
      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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Islandton, SC82973.1%
      Hampton, SC2,6937722.6%
      Varnville, SC2,2587822.0%
      Walterboro, SC5,2878811.5%
      Ridgeland, SC4,1168910.8%
      Yemassee, SC8738416.4%

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      St. Clair, MN8738910.6%
      Lancaster, MO8737821.6%
      Yemassee, SC8738416.4%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.