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2019 Cost of Living Calculator:
Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee vs Charleston, South Carolina

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A salary of $57,500 in Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee should increase to $63,281 in Charleston, South Carolina (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Click here to customize.)

Comparison Highlights
- Overall, Charleston, South Carolina is 10.1% more expensive than Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee
- Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Median Home Cost is 22% more expensive in Charleston.
Cost of Living IndexesNashville-Davidson, TNCharleston, SCDifference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered110.4121.510.1% more
Food & Groceries90.391.91.8% more
Housing (Homeowner)134.0164.222.5% more
Median Home Cost$250,600$307,100$56,500 (22.5% more)
Utilities99.3101.62.3% more
Transportation115.9110.05.1% less
Health107.498.97.9% less
Miscellaneous87.4104.019.0% more
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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