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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. Metro2020 Cost of Living Index
Atlanta GA 101.1
Austin TX 101.8
Boston MA 150.0
Charleston SC 99.8
Charlotte NC 92.0
Denver CO 113.4
Jacksonville FL91.2
Miami-Dade FL116.1
Nashville-Murfreesboro TN96.6
New York (Manhattan) NY244.7
Raleigh NC96.9
Richmond VA96.5
Salt Lake City UT102.2
San Diego CA 142.9
Seattle WA156.8
U.S. Average100.0
Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, 3/2021,

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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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