Goose Creek, SC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
Goose Creek's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
79 out of 98
In South Carolina
3,200 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 Goose Creek is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Goose Creek, SC?

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

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

The standard of living in Goose Creek ranks as #3,201 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies Goose Creek ranks as the #3,205 most expensive place in the Palmetto State.

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Goose Creek Cost Of Living Vs. South Carolina

Living Expense Goose Creek South Carolina National Average
Overall 100 94 100
Services 98 102 100
Groceries 101 102 100
Health 96 95 100
Housing 101 80 100
Transportation 87 90 100
Utilities 121 107 100
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Goose Creek Cost of Living Vs. SC

Goose Creek, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Goose Creek South Carolina United States
Median Home Value $188,300 $162,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,307 $894 $1,062
Median Income $68,893 $53,199 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.7x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Goose Creek Services Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Shampoo $0.95 $1.01
Movie $9.44 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Goose Creek Groceries Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Ground Beef $4.18 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.32 $1.4
Milk $1.94 $1.96

Detailed Goose Creek Health Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Haircut $17.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $50.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.32 $2.32

Detailed Goose Creek Transportation Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Potatoes $3.75 $3.18
Pizza $8.99 $10.39
Beer $10.59 $9.23
Optometrist $85.0 $106.34
Doctor $123.33 $115.25
Dentist $97.6 $98.38

Detailed Goose Creek Utilities Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Gasoline $2.35 $2.59
Tire Balancing $41.16 $48.9
All Electricity $229.77 $167.6
Phone $184.06 $163.42

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Goose Creek

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Goose Creek
Charleston, SC 135,257 111 1.1x
North Charleston, SC 111,501 95 0.9x
Mount Pleasant, SC 86,982 128 1.3x
Summerville, SC 53,037 101 1.0x
Hanahan, SC 24,353 101 1.0x
Ladson, SC 15,539 95 0.9x
Moncks Corner, SC 10,743 98 1.0x
Sangaree, SC 7,840 94 0.9x

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