Bluffton, SC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
114
Bluffton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
94 out of 99
In South Carolina
4,427 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Bluffton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bluffton, SC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bluffton has an overall cost of living index of 114 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only South Carolina, Bluffton has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than South Carolina's index of 93.

The standard of living in Bluffton ranks as #4,429 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies Bluffton ranks as the #1,990 most expensive place in the Palmetto State.

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Bluffton Cost Of Living Vs. South Carolina

Living Expense Bluffton South Carolina National Average
Overall 114 93 100
Services 110 98 100
Groceries 110 105 100
Health 100 95 100
Housing 127 80 100
Transportation 95 94 100
Utilities 107 105 100
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Bluffton Cost of Living Vs. SC

Bluffton, 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.

$299,700
Median Home Value
$1,761
Median Rent
$85,844
Median Income
Statistic Bluffton South Carolina United States
Median Home Value $299,700 $170,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,761 $918 $1,096
Median Income $85,844 $54,864 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.5x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Bluffton Services Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Bluffton South Carolina
Shampoo $1.08 $1.06
Movie $9.75 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Bluffton Groceries Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Bluffton South Carolina
Ground Beef $3.41 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.44 $1.39
Milk $2.06 $2.05

Detailed Bluffton Health Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Bluffton South Carolina
Haircut $20.92 $18.62
Beauty Salon $59.92 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.21 $2.34

Detailed Bluffton Transportation Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Bluffton South Carolina
Potatoes $2.97 $3.29
Pizza $10.99 $10.62
Beer $10.18 $9.38
Optometrist $148.44 $108.57
Doctor $105.61 $116.17
Dentist $103.33 $99.13

Detailed Bluffton Utilities Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Bluffton South Carolina
Gasoline $2.14 $2.22
Tire Balancing $45.5 $50.07
All Electricity $181.91 $167.67
Phone $184.31 $175.64

Bluffton SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
7
Education
9
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bluffton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bluffton
Savannah, GA 145,492 96 0.8x
Hilton Head Island, SC 40,000 136 1.2x
Wilmington Island, GA 15,607 107 0.9x
Port Royal, SC 13,265 108 0.9x
Port Wentworth, GA 8,886 98 0.9x
Skidaway Island, GA 8,846 135 1.2x
Burton, SC 8,779 96 0.8x
Whitemarsh Island, GA 7,264 114 1.0x
Hardeeville, SC 6,788 110 1.0x
Laurel Bay, SC 6,388 99 0.9x

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