Orangeburg, SC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Orangeburg's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Orangeburg is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Orangeburg, SC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Orangeburg has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only South Carolina, Orangeburg has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than South Carolina's index of 94.

The standard of living in Orangeburg ranks as #1706 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies Orangeburg ranks as the #4700 most expensive place in the Palmetto State.

Orangeburg Cost Of Living Vs. South Carolina

Living Expense Orangeburg South Carolina National Average
Overall 90 94 100
Services 97 102 100
Groceries 104 102 100
Health 75 95 100
Housing 69 80 100
Transportation 86 90 100
Utilities 127 107 100
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Orangeburg, SC Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in South Carolina, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Orangeburg South Carolina United States
Median Home Value $117,500 $154,800 $204,900
Median Rent $689 $868 $1,023
Median Income $27,881 $51,015 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.2x 3.0x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Orangeburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Orangeburg
Aiken, SC 30,464 96 1.1x
Lexington, SC 21,040 99 1.1x
West Columbia, SC 17,296 93 1.0x
Seven Oaks, SC 15,559 93 1.0x
Cayce, SC 13,621 92 1.0x
Irmo, SC 12,087 94 1.0x
Oak Grove, SC 10,993 93 1.0x
Forest Acres, SC 10,433 99 1.1x
Woodfield, SC 9,730 90 1.0x
Red Bank, SC 9,623 91 1.0x

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