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. MetroQ1 2021 Cost of Living Index
Atlanta GA 102.6
Austin TX 102.0
Boston MA 151.8
Charleston SC 100.7
Charlotte NC 95.9
Denver CO 114.7
Jacksonville FL95.0
Miami-Dade County FL115.6
Nashville-Murfreesboro TN96.1
New York (Manhattan) NY240.6
Raleigh NC95.1
Richmond VA96.8
Salt Lake City UT100.5
San Diego CA 142.5
Seattle WA151.8
U.S. Average100.0
Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, 6/2021, www.coli.org.

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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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