If you’re thinking about moving to the Palmetto State, you’re probably wondering about the cost of living in South Carolina.
Rent in South Carolina
The average monthly rent in South Carolina is low compared to the national average. A studio apartment in South Carolina has an average rent of $1,078, $23 above the U.S. average. But, a one-bedroom apartment in South Carolina rents for about $170 below the average for the country as a whole.
What about two bedrooms? The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in South Carolina is $280 below the national average. Three-bedroom apartments are even more of a bargain. In South Carolina, a three-bedroom place rents for $313 under the U.S. average.
There’s more good news for anyone planning to retire in South Carolina. The state does not tax Social Security retirement benefits. Plus, there’s a $15,000 deduction for seniors receiving any other type of retirement income.
There’s more to life than just the necessities. One popular extra expense in South Carolina is a beach. If you’re a nature-lover, be sure to take advantage of what South Carolina has to offer. Admission to Huntington Beach State Park is only $5. Caesars Head State Park is even more of a bargain, at $2.
Love zoos? You can visit the Greenville Zoo for just $9 or the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina for $13.95.