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 99.0
Austin TX 97.5
Boston MA 148.2
Charleston SC 104.0
Charlotte NC 96.2
Denver CO 112.0
Jacksonville FL94.8
Miami-Dade FL114.6
Nashville-Murfreesboro TN96.7
New York (Manhattan) NY238.6
Raleigh NC96.4
San Diego CA 146.1
Seattle WA149.0
U.S. Average100.0
Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, Q1 2018,

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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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