Beaufort, SC Cost of Living


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Beaufort cost of living score
104.3
More expensive
4.3% higher
than the US average
16.8% higher
than the South Carolina average
Beaufort, South Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 104.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 4.3% higher than the U.S. average and 16.8% higher than the average for South Carolina.

Beaufort, SC

Housing costs in Beaufort?
A typical home costs $344,300, which is 1.8% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 32.5% more expensive than the average South Carolina home, at $259,900. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Beaufort costs $1,330 per month, which is 7.0% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 16.5% more than the state average of $1,110.

Can I afford Beaufort?
To live comfortably in Beaufort, South Carolina, a minimum annual income of $65,880 for a family, and $47,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Beaufort?
The cost of living in Beaufort, SC is quite reasonable. The overall cost of living index is 96.3, which is lower than the national average. Housing costs are relatively low with median home prices around $228,000 and rent for a one-bedroom apartment hovering around $870 per month. Groceries and utilities are generally comparable to the national averages. Transportation costs are also very affordable – gasoline prices are well below the national average and public transportation options through the Beaufort Transit System are available for those who need them. Taxes in Beaufort are slightly higher than the national average, but overall the cost of living here is very reasonable for most types of households.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesBeaufortSouth CarolinaUnited States
  104.389.3100.0
  100.195.8100
  104.7102.7100.0
  90.976.6100.0
  $344,300$259,900$338,100
  108.2%103.9%100.0%
  66.086.8100.0
  95.176.3100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 7 years ago

My husband and I moved here a year and a half ago. We have already made more friends here, than we had in other places we have lived. Most of our neighbors are from  More

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This place is exactly what you'd expect for a small town. Great for old people who like a slow lifestyle of fishing and pig pickings. Horrible for young people --  More

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We are relocating to the area and I am wondering about the elementary school special needs programs. I will i appreciate any  More

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