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Cost of Living in Charleston

Summary about cost of living in Charleston:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.50 $ 40.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.75 $ 3.00-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-5.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.61 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.51 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.55 $ 2.75-5.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.13 $ 2.75-3.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.60 $ 2.19-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.33 $ 2.29-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.00 $ 3.00-10.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.99 $ 1.89-5.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.49 $ 3.49-5.99
Apples (1 lb) 3.50 $ 2.99-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.33-0.69
Oranges (1 lb) 3.50 $ 3.00-3.99
Tomato (1 lb) 2.99 $ 1.99-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 2.33 $ 0.99-4.00
Onion (1 lb) 2.69 $ 1.29-5.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.33 $ 1.99-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $ 1.99-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 14.99-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.10 $ 1.30-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.89 $ 1.67-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.80 $ 5.79-5.89
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 40.00-57.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 5.00-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.46 $ 0.91-2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 $
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.09 $ 1.89-2.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 15,000.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,000.00 $
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 207.95 $ 120.00-350.00
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) 56.75 $ 45.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.42 $ 20.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 $ 0.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 9.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,016.67 $ 550.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 $ 5,500.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.27 $ 30.00-65.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.57 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.33 $ 59.00-85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.00 $ 60.00-110.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,460.56 $ 1,100.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,046.43 $ 900.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,559.62 $ 1,800.00-3,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,551.07 $ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 510.80 $ 320.00-696.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 154.20 $ 100.00-200.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,377.78 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.06 3.50-4.50

Prices in Charleston, South Carolina

These data are based on 536 entries in the past 18 months from 90 different contributors.
Last update: October 2017
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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.