Average Rent In South Carolina For December 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2020-12-07
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What is the average rent in South Carolina?

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in South Carolina for December 2020 is $1,350. With an averge apartment size of 1,452 sqft, the average price per square foot in South Carolina is $0.929.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, South Carolina rent costs -18.2% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how South Carolina ranks.

Here's a look at how average rents have changed over time:

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How Does South Carolina Rent Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

StatisticSCUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,350$1,650 -18.2%
Average $/sqft $0.929$1.135 -18.1%
M-o-M Change $0$0 nan%
Y-o-Y Change $50$5 900.0%
M-o-M % Change 0.0%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 3.8%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In South Carolina


As you would expect, the median price for rent in South Carolina increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in South Carolina clocking in at $1,200, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,750 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,275 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $437/room/month.

Read on to find out more or for more on South Carolina check out:

Month Over Month South Carolina Rent Statistics

M-o-M Increase
M-o-M Increase

South Carolina has experienced a $0 change in rent over the past month going from $1,350 to $1,350. That change comes out to 0.0%.

For reference, the US national average rent changed $0 in the past month or 0.0%.

Here's a look at the month over month change for each month since 2010 for South Carolina:

Year Over Year South Carolina Rent Statistics

Y-o-Y Increase
Y-o-Y Increase

Over the past year, the average rent in South Carolina changed $50 from $1,300 to $1,350. A change of $50 means that rents changed 3.8% in a year.

That compares to the US national change of $5 in the past year or 0.3%.

Here's a look at the year over year change by month since 2011 for South Carolina:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In South Carolina

Mount Pleasant, SC

Population: 80,661
Median Rent: $1,567
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Bluffton, SC

Population: 17,164
Median Rent: $1,557
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Tega Cay, SC
Source: Public domain

Population: 9,464
Median Rent: $1,356
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Goose Creek, SC
Source: Public domain

Population: 41,040
Median Rent: $1,261
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Hilton Head Island, SC

Population: 39,666
Median Rent: $1,233
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Charleston, SC

Population: 131,204
Median Rent: $1,214
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Port Royal, SC
Source: Public domain

Population: 12,218
Median Rent: $1,178
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James Island, SC
Source: Public domain

Population: 11,908
Median Rent: $1,168
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Population: 11,950
Median Rent: $1,154
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Hardeeville, SC
Source: Public domain

Population: 5,084
Median Rent: $1,141
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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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