Worst States No. 49: South Carolina
South Carolina is ranked No. 21 for overall cost of living. It's ranked No. 37 for individual income taxes (tied with Arkansas at 7.0 percent) and No. 25 for sales taxes (6.0 percent).
The Palmetto State is No. 42 for median household income ($42,367), and it has a 14.3 percent poverty rate.
South Carolina is No. 44 for the percentage of online households (74.4 percent). But, the state's overall quality-of-life ranking takes a hit from its No. 50 rank for crime rate. The median age of its 4,723,723 residents is 38.0.