Cost of living in Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Summary of cost of living in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,961
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,827
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Charleston, South Carolina
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.03
12 eggs, large $4.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.03
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $18
2 liters of coca-cola $2.98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.93
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,380
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,702
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $187
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,876
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,103
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $137
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $52
40” flat screen tv $205
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $108
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $53
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $116
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,886
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.89
Monthly ticket public transport $48
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $25
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $99
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.44
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.97
Tube of toothpaste $2.02
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $129
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.18
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.45
1 month of gym membership in business district $40
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 103 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2024

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