Does Charleston Have a Higher Cost of Living Than Most? Depends on if You Rent or Buy

Posted By Gracen Tilton @ Apr 30th 2020 5:20pm In: Charleston SC Real Estate

Living in the Charleston metro area is just slightly more expensive than the national average, & that’s mostly due to utility bills, according to several popular cost-of-living calculators.

However, those online calculators don’t tell the whole story. Charleston residents do pay high utility bills, but, burrowing into the numbers used to compare different cities, it’s apartment rents that really jump out. 

For apartment-dwellers, tri-county rents are on par with metro areas such as Austin and Dallas, Texas, as well as Atlanta and New Orleans.

Gracen Tilton | Marshall Walker Real Estate | 582 Rutledge Avenue | | 803-549-6318 

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