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Cost of Living in Charleston

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 56.25 $ 35.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $ 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.75 $ 3.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 $ 1.00-2.35
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.43 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.95 $ 1.99-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 $ 1.00-3.49
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.60-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.40 $ 1.05-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.50 $ 2.00-7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.91 $ 1.99-7.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.32 $ 1.90-8.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.99 $ 0.70-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.30-0.79
Oranges (1 lb) 2.00 $ 1.00-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $ 0.99-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.50-1.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 $ 0.50-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $ 0.99-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.90 $ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.50 $ 9.00-16.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.80 $ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $ 1.50-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 4.20-7.00
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) 3.50 $ 2.50-5.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 0.91-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.50 $ 10.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.40 $ 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 $ 16,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.85 $ 75.00-257.00
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) 59.94 $ 39.99-99.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.33 $ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 8.00-13.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 855.00 $ 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) 44.00 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.62 $ 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.67 $ 50.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.94 $ 45.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,438.78 $ 1,100.00-1,850.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 $ 900.00-1,404.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,671.67 $ 1,800.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,587.67 $ 1,300.00-2,100.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 417.77 $ 200.00-499.66
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 169.46 $ 100.00-219.33
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,107.29 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.32 3.50-4.75

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.