Goose Creek, SC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
Goose Creek's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
81 out of 99
In South Carolina
3,380 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 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 102 which is 1.0x higher 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 93.

The standard of living in Goose Creek ranks as #3,380 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies Goose Creek ranks as the #3,039 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 102 93 100
Services 98 98 100
Groceries 105 105 100
Health 99 95 100
Housing 101 80 100
Transportation 95 94 100
Utilities 122 105 100
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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 $199,600 $170,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,353 $918 $1,096
Median Income $74,730 $54,864 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.7x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Goose Creek Services Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Shampoo $1.0 $1.06
Movie $10.22 $10.68
Bowling $17.27 $14.67

Detailed Goose Creek Groceries Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Ground Beef $4.68 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.27 $1.39
Milk $2.25 $2.05

Detailed Goose Creek Health Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Haircut $19.37 $18.62
Beauty Salon $57.83 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.61 $2.34

Detailed Goose Creek Transportation Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Potatoes $4.23 $3.29
Pizza $8.86 $10.62
Beer $10.27 $9.38
Optometrist $81.87 $108.57
Doctor $131.23 $116.17
Dentist $102.76 $99.13

Detailed Goose Creek Utilities Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item Goose Creek South Carolina
Gasoline $2.06 $2.22
Tire Balancing $47.58 $50.07
All Electricity $228.13 $167.67
Phone $187.31 $175.64

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Goose Creek

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Goose Creek
Charleston, SC 137,041 112 1.1x
North Charleston, SC 113,880 97 1.0x
Mount Pleasant, SC 89,410 128 1.3x
Summerville, SC 53,643 100 1.0x
Hanahan, SC 25,743 103 1.0x
Ladson, SC 15,252 94 0.9x
Moncks Corner, SC 11,370 101 1.0x
Sangaree, SC 9,249 94 0.9x

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