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Cost of Living in Charleston

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $ 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 30.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $ 2.50-5.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.33 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.73 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.43 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.00 $ 1.99-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.37 $ 0.85-3.49
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $ 0.60-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.31 $ 1.05-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.50 $ 2.00-7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.95 $ 1.99-7.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.83 $ 1.90-8.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.02 $ 0.69-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.30-0.89
Oranges (1 lb) 2.00 $ 0.99-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 $ 0.99-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.79-1.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.68-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.00 $ 0.99-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 0.99-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 9.00-16.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.00 $ 0.75-4.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.33 $ 1.25-4.99
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.95 $ 4.12-7.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 2.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $ 40.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00-3.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.10 $ 0.91-3.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 $ 10.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.42 $ 1.89-2.70
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 15,000.00-26,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 16,000.00-22,035.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.58 $ 75.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.56 $ 39.99-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.40 $ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.25 $ 8.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 865.00 $ 170.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,625.00 $ 5,500.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.86 $ 24.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.50 $ 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.65 $ 50.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.78 $ 45.00-142.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,357.00 $ 1,100.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,065.38 $ 900.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,726.79 $ 1,800.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,593.93 $ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 490.86 $ 320.00-696.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 163.40 $ 100.00-219.33
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,146.38 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.32 3.50-4.70

Prices in Charleston, South Carolina

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2 Comments so far

#Justin on Nov 04, 2015 :
Who does this guy get internet from? I am paying way more than that for shit service.
#Brittany on Nov 03, 2015 :
No idea what this Michael dude is posting, but charleston is expensive as hell. We pay $750 about an hour out of downtown. When we were about 20 minutes out of downtown we paid $850 for a 2 bedroom apartment and that was pretty cheap.