According to the most recent data on the cost of living, North Charleston has an overall cost of living index of 95 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only South Carolina, North Charleston has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than South Carolina's index of 94.
The standard of living in North Charleston ranks as #2510 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies North Charleston ranks as the #3897 most expensive place in the Palmetto State.
|Living Expense||North Charleston||South Carolina||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in South Carolina, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. North Charleston||Charleston, SC||133,762||111||1.2x||Mount Pleasant, SC||83,700||128||1.3x||Summerville, SC||50,894||101||1.1x||Goose Creek, SC||41,339||100||1.1x||Hanahan, SC||22,963||101||1.1x||Ladson, SC||15,383||95||1.0x||James Island, SC||12,010||108||1.1x||Moncks Corner, SC||10,169||98||1.0x||Sangaree, SC||7,760||94||1.0x||Hollywood, SC||5,119||102||1.1x|