A wise sage once said “she works hard for the money” and these places in South Carolina definitely treat her right.
You see, these are the places in South Carolina where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Palmetto State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.
So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 61 largest places in South Carolina, we were left with this set of the best value for your money:
So listen up Mount Pleasant as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.
How We Determined The Most Affordable Places To Live In The Palmetto State
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:
- Health Insurance
You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in South Carolina to figure out which is the least expensive.
What you are left with is a “Cost of Living Index” that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.
So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 61 places in South Carolina that have more than 5,000 people.
And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.
San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.
Population: 5,259 Services: 94
Population: 23,206 Services: 94
Population: 5,622 Services: 97
Population: 9,088 Services: 97
Population: 5,835 Services: 97
Population: 8,092 Services: 94
Population: 6,291 Services: 102
Population: 5,082 Services: 94
Population: 8,543 Services: 106
Population: 9,151 Services: 106
Detailed List Of Affordable Places In South Carolina
|North Myrtle Beach||55|
|Hilton Head Island||60|