Cost of living in Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Summary of cost of living in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,460
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,713
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List of prices in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.79
12 eggs, large $2.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.92
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $2.03
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,493
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,608
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $153
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,580
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,113
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $135
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $51
40” flat screen tv $348
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $141
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $24
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $102
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,239
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.61
Monthly ticket public transport $48
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $126
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.12
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.80
Tube of toothpaste $2.03
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $50
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $131
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $73
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.72
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.66
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $430
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district $44
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 152 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2021

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