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South Carolina Cost of Living (SC)

The cost of living in South Carolina (SC) is lower than the nationwide average. The average yearly pay in South Carolina is $39,792.00, which is lower than the U.S. average annual salary by $10,016.00. The consumer price index (CPI) of 223 in South Carolina is 4.29% lower than the U.S. city average CPI of 233. The sales tax is 6.00%.

The CPI calculation is based on a statistical model that takes into account some of the major personal consumption categories such as healthcare, transportation, housing, education and food, in addition to the average South Carolina annual salary, sales tax rates and the regional consumer price index.


South Carolina Consumer Price Index (CPI):
CPI
South Carolina
223
U.S. City Average
233
Average Annual Pay:
U.S. Dollars
South Carolina
$39,792
U.S. City Average
$49,808
Consumption Categories in South Carolina versus National Average:
Category Percentage Versus National Average
Education 32.48%
0%
81.75%
Healthcare -7.21%
18.15%
0%
Groceries 6.93%
0%
17.44%
Rent -12.42%
31.26%
0%
Mortgage -18.23%
45.88%
0%
Electricity 36.12%
0%
90.91%
Gasoline -5.28%
13.29%
0%


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