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Cost of Living Comparison:
Alexandria, Virginia - Charleston, South Carolina

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A salary of $50,000 in Alexandria, Virginia could decrease to $36,844 in Charleston, South Carolina

Cost of Living IndexesAlexandriaCharleston
Overall156.2115.1
Food113.9106.9
Housing265.2140.7
Utilities106.8111
Transportation107.697.5
Health101.3105.6
Miscellaneous98.1102.1
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Charleston is 26% cheaper than Alexandria.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 46% cheaper in Charleston.

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