Charleston, SC Cost of Living

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Charleston cost of living score
More expensive
12.0% higher
than the US average
25.4% higher
than the South Carolina average
Charleston, South Carolina gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 112, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 12.0% higher than the U.S. average and 25.4% higher than the average for South Carolina.

Charleston, SC

Housing costs in Charleston?
A typical home costs $493,200, which is 45.9% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 89.8% more expensive than the average South Carolina home, at $259,900. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Charleston costs $1,790 per month, which is 25.2% more than the national average of $1,430 and 38.0% more than the state average of $1,110.

Can I afford Charleston?
To live comfortably in Charleston, South Carolina, a minimum annual income of $94,680 for a family, and $63,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Charleston?
Charleston, South Carolina offers an excellent quality of life alongside budget friendly living possibilities; median house price rests close to $326K while rent per month for a one bedroom usually hovers from about $1,250 - 1,450 based on location or building type selected. Necessary items like food and utilities tend stay slightly above US averages whereas taxes sometimes have been among the lowest inside Charleston County due mostly Charleston’s spot along South Atlantic urban area .
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Over 1 years ago

Charleston is beautiful and unique and incredibly special. If you don't believe me, just ask Anthony Bourdain in his Parts Unknown episode - and he was an insightful  More

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Serious lack of health care and "good old boys club" whereby doctors will not even see the patient but diagnose them based on referring doctor. My sister died there for  More

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Over 4 years ago

Boy, has this once beautiful town changed...for the worse! I initially moved here 20 years ago because the people were so nice, no traffic, great choice of hospitals,  More

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