Posted in South Carolina
October 13, 2015
These 15 Towns In South Carolina Take The Least Amount Of Your Money
Times are hard especially when you start talking money. The economy is making a comeback, but it still has a ways to go. Living in certain cities can drain you dry in no time. Sure, they are fun places with loads of entertainment and high rises, but it’s not always feasible. If you have ever wondered if there were cities in South Carolina where your dollar would stretch farther, then I have them for you. Here are 15 towns/cities in South Carolina where it takes the least of your money to live day to day!
Using the website, Best Places To Live In South Carolina, I found the following information on which cities would take the last of your money. The ranking is based on the fact that South Carolina, as a whole, ranks 92.7% on the Livability Scale with 100 being the highest. They go on to break down each city within South Carolina so that you can find which area has the best cost of living. They use such measurements as amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing, and weather. Each ranking score within the state is using the same system with 100% being the highest and even higher than the rank that South Carolina has within America.
Greenwood ranks #1 as the best place to live price wise. Whereas, 100 is the average in South Carolina, Greenwood comes in at 83. The average cost of a tank of gas is $1.79/gallon. There are also many amenities at your fingertips here.
Anderson comes in with a score of 87. The median household income is approx. $30,700 and median rent is $646.
Gaffney comes in 7% lower than the average place in South Carolina and their average rental is approx. $575 which is 23% lower than most places in South Carolina.
North Augusta has a median household income of $49,312 with an average rental cost of $666. They also have a very low crime rate.
Newberry comes in at #5 on our list with an average rental of $605 and an average household income of approx. $30,000. What do you do with the extra money you have? Well, you can save it for a rainy day or take in some of the great entertainment they have there.
Orangeburg has an average household income of $31,000 and an average rent of $644.
Spartanburg hits a lot of points that we may be looking for after cost of living which, ranks #7 on our list. They also have many amenities, good education, and good weather. What more could you ask for?
Median household income in Sumter is approximately $40,000 with an average rent of $688.
Rock Hill has a population of almost 70,000 and has a median income of nearly 42,000 dollars/year with an average rent of $762. It also has a lot of amenities for you to enjoy with all your extra cash.
West Columbia residents have a median income of almost 44,000 dollars and enjoy a low rental average on top of that. You have loads of things to do in and around the area as well.
Florence has an average yearly income of $42,300 and an average rental of $633. Florence also hits on great amenities with good education status as well.
Clemson ranks #12 on our list of livability. They have an average income of approximately $30,000 with an average rental of $654. Not to mention that they rank really high on the air quality scale.
Aiken's median income of a little over $50,000 is 20% higher than South Carolina average! They also hit points such as affordable housing, great education, amenities, and employment.
Easley has a median income of almost $43,000/year and an average rental cost of $716. They also score points for amenities and education as well.
Conway enjoys an average median income of almost $35,000 and an average rental cost of $684, which is 8% lower than the average in South Carolina.
Well, what do you think of this list? These are all great places to live and now that you know, will you think of picking up and moving? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!