Darlington, SC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
85
Darlington's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
7 out of 98
In South Carolina
795 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Darlington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Darlington, SC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Darlington has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only South Carolina, Darlington has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than South Carolina's index of 94.

The standard of living in Darlington ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies Darlington ranks as the #5,611 most expensive place in the Palmetto State.

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Darlington Cost Of Living Vs. South Carolina

Living Expense Darlington South Carolina National Average
Overall 85 94 100
Services 97 102 100
Groceries 104 102 100
Health 75 95 100
Housing 51 80 100
Transportation 86 90 100
Utilities 127 107 100
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Darlington Cost of Living Vs. SC

Darlington, 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.

$107,400
Median Home Value
$609
Median Rent
$27,835
Median Income
Statistic Darlington South Carolina United States
Median Home Value $107,400 $162,300 $217,500
Median Rent $609 $894 $1,062
Median Income $27,835 $53,199 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.9x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Darlington Services Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Darlington South Carolina
Shampoo $1.0 $1.01
Movie $11.07 $10.72
Bowling $16.5 $13.86

Detailed Darlington Groceries Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Darlington South Carolina
Ground Beef $3.71 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.22 $1.4
Milk $2.06 $1.96

Detailed Darlington Health Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Darlington South Carolina
Haircut $14.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $38.25 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.82 $2.32

Detailed Darlington Transportation Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Darlington South Carolina
Potatoes $3.96 $3.18
Pizza $12.35 $10.39
Beer $9.17 $9.23
Optometrist $55.0 $106.34
Doctor $102.0 $115.25
Dentist $63.17 $98.38

Detailed Darlington Utilities Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Darlington South Carolina
Gasoline $2.33 $2.59
Tire Balancing $40.0 $48.9
All Electricity $246.8 $167.6
Phone $182.56 $163.42

Darlington SnackAbility

2
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
1
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Darlington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Darlington
Sumter, SC 39,800 92 1.1x
Florence, SC 38,487 94 1.1x
Laurinburg, NC 15,119 88 1.0x
Lugoff, SC 8,243 91 1.1x
Bennettsville, SC 8,062 86 1.0x
Hartsville, SC 7,616 88 1.0x
Camden, SC 7,100 94 1.1x
Marion, SC 6,466 88 1.0x
Hamlet, NC 6,331 87 1.0x
Wadesboro, NC 5,305 90 1.1x

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