Reasonable Cost of Living

With a cost of living near the national average, the Charleston region offers an affordable cost of living – especially when compared to other fast-growing communities.

Cost Of Living

U.S. MetroCost of Living Index
Atlanta GA 100.0
Austin TX 95.5
Boston MA 145.7
Charleston SC 100.5
Charlotte NC 97.0
Denver CO 110.2
Miami-Dade FL110.9
Nashville-Murfreesboro TN96.7
New York (Manhattan) NY236.1
Raleigh NC89.0
San Francisco CA 178.1
Seattle WA145.5
U.S. Average100.0
Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, www.coli.org, Q3 2015

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Lower Taxes

Residents benefit from property, sales and use, individual and corporate income taxes all significantly lower than the national average.

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