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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. Metro2019 Cost of Living Index
Atlanta GA 102.4
Austin TX 99.3
Boston MA 150.1
Charleston SC 96.9
Charlotte NC 97.9
Denver CO 110.8
Jacksonville FL91.3
Miami-Dade FL114.4
Nashville-Murfreesboro TN98.5
New York (Manhattan) NY237.4
Raleigh NC95.1
Richmond VA93.9
Salt Lake City UT103.3
San Diego CA 141.3
Seattle WA156.7
U.S. Average100.0
Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, 4/2020, 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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