Forest Acres, SC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
99
Forest Acres's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
76 out of 98
In South Carolina
3,077 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 Forest Acres is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Forest Acres, SC?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Forest Acres has an overall cost of living index of 99 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only South Carolina, Forest Acres has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than South Carolina's index of 94.

The standard of living in Forest Acres ranks as #3,078 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies Forest Acres ranks as the #3,329 most expensive place in the Palmetto State.

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Forest Acres Cost Of Living Vs. South Carolina

Living Expense Forest Acres South Carolina National Average
Overall 99 94 100
Services 97 102 100
Groceries 104 102 100
Health 75 95 100
Housing 98 80 100
Transportation 86 90 100
Utilities 127 107 100
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Forest Acres Cost of Living Vs. SC

Forest Acres, 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.

$193,700
Median Home Value
$959
Median Rent
$69,212
Median Income
Statistic Forest Acres South Carolina United States
Median Home Value $193,700 $162,300 $217,500
Median Rent $959 $894 $1,062
Median Income $69,212 $53,199 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.8x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Forest Acres Services Costs Vs. South Carolina

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

Detailed Forest Acres Groceries Costs Vs. South Carolina

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

Detailed Forest Acres Health Costs Vs. South Carolina

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

Detailed Forest Acres Transportation Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Forest Acres 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 Forest Acres Utilities Costs Vs. South Carolina

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

Forest Acres SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
9.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Forest Acres

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Forest Acres
Columbia, SC 133,273 96 1.0x
Lexington, SC 21,334 99 1.0x
St. Andrews, SC 20,990 89 0.9x
West Columbia, SC 17,641 93 0.9x
Seven Oaks, SC 15,484 93 0.9x
Dentsville, SC 15,153 91 0.9x
Cayce, SC 13,600 92 0.9x
Irmo, SC 12,215 94 0.9x
Oak Grove, SC 10,835 93 0.9x
Red Bank, SC 10,106 91 0.9x

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