North Charleston, SC Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
95
North Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
58 out of 98
In South Carolina
2,509 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means North Charleston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in North Charleston, SC?

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 #2,510 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies North Charleston ranks as the #3,897 most expensive place in the Palmetto State.

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North Charleston Cost Of Living Vs. South Carolina

Living Expense North Charleston South Carolina National Average
Overall 95 94 100
Services 98 102 100
Groceries 101 102 100
Health 96 95 100
Housing 83 80 100
Transportation 87 90 100
Utilities 121 107 100
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North Charleston Cost of Living Vs. SC

North Charleston, SC Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

$174,800
Median Home Value
$1,051
Median Rent
$45,510
Median Income
Statistic North Charleston South Carolina United States
Median Home Value $174,800 $162,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,051 $894 $1,062
Median Income $45,510 $53,199 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.8x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed North Charleston Services Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item North Charleston South Carolina
Shampoo $0.95 $1.01
Movie $9.44 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed North Charleston Groceries Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item North Charleston South Carolina
Ground Beef $4.18 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.32 $1.4
Milk $1.94 $1.96

Detailed North Charleston Health Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item North Charleston South Carolina
Haircut $17.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $50.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.32 $2.32

Detailed North Charleston Transportation Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item North Charleston South Carolina
Potatoes $3.75 $3.18
Pizza $8.99 $10.39
Beer $10.59 $9.23
Optometrist $85.0 $106.34
Doctor $123.33 $115.25
Dentist $97.6 $98.38

Detailed North Charleston Utilities Costs Vs. South Carolina

Item North Charleston South Carolina
Gasoline $2.35 $2.59
Tire Balancing $41.16 $48.9
All Electricity $229.77 $167.6
Phone $184.06 $163.42

North Charleston SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around North Charleston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. North Charleston
Charleston, SC 135,257 111 1.2x
Mount Pleasant, SC 86,982 128 1.3x
Summerville, SC 53,037 101 1.1x
Goose Creek, SC 41,978 100 1.1x
Hanahan, SC 24,353 101 1.1x
Ladson, SC 15,539 95 1.0x
James Island, SC 12,076 108 1.1x
Moncks Corner, SC 10,743 98 1.0x
Sangaree, SC 7,840 94 1.0x
Hollywood, SC 5,176 102 1.1x

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