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26 Jun 2018   /   0 comments

How Expensive is it to Live in Charleston?



Living in Charleston is marginally higher than any other average city in the United States. Here are some of the factors you need to consider if you want to live in Charleston.

  • Cost of Groceries
  • Cost of Housing
  • Cost of utilities
  • Health care costs

The average cost of living is 3% higher in Charleston compared to any other city in the United States. Out of 102 cities, Charleston ranked at 25th for the most expensive cost of living. The above factors were taken into consideration in the survey.

The average cost of living in cities can be compared through groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care.

  • Groceries cost 2% higher than in other cities
  • Utilities cost 24% higher
  • Transportation is 6% lower


A popular white collared job can pay you a minimum salary of $48900 per annul in Charleston. Some of these jobs are operation managers, store managers, and software engineers. There has been a 14.2% in the average payouts but that does not suffice for the expenses.


The real estate is highly priced in Charleston. It also depends on your decision to buy or rent a house. Apart from the house you also need to consider the utility bills, internet and maintenance costs.  Here are some benchmarkers:

  • Expect to pay as much as $2500 for monthly rent in a good locality and a school district.
  • Electricity and internet costs can be up to $177 per month.
  • Maintenance costs depend on the community that you live in.

Cost of Transportation

Transportation costs are not that much as compared to other cities in the United States. The modes of transport are through a personal vehicle, public transport, and private cab services. One gallon of gas costs $2.28. If you chose to use public transport, then you will spend about $50 per month for the train tickets. Taxis can charge you $16 for a 5-mile trip.

Standard of Living

If you look at the overall costs, then Charleston is only marginally higher at 3% above some popular cities. It is a good residential community to live in with excellent school districts. It also has a great history behind it. The climate is lovely throughout the year and the city is known for its eclectic cuisine and amenities. It was also nominated as the world’s friendliest cities to live in by the Forbes Magazine. The standard of living is fairly good and the crime rate is also very low.  There are several options for weekend trips in Charleston and is an ideal place to bring up your children.

If you are planning to move to Charleston and are looking for some financial assistance to settle down then consider taking a title loan for that extra amount of cash that you require.

If you Need Money

Charleston may be pricey but help is available via secured loan. (Read more at Owning a vehicle can help you obtain a loan using your vehicle as collateral via car title loan. The amount a borrower receives is based on the value of the vehicle and usually, no credit check is done.  Experts appraise the vehicle and determine the value. The borrower gets to continue using their vehicle throughout the loan.

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