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    The Affordability of Columbia

    One of the greatest characteristics to living in Columbia is the affordability. When it costs you $500,000 to buy a 3 bedroom house in Mt. Pleasant and only $170,000 for the same house in Columbia, the choice of where to move is easy. Saving tens of thousands of dollars opens up opportunities to buy other things, like a car, or you can support your family. It’s especially helpful for those starting their first job and for recent graduates. When every dollar counts, you want to save wherever you can, and housing is a great saver. Below is a chart displaying the cost of living compared to Columbia:

    Cost of Living Compared to Columbia

    City, State

    Cost of Home Living

    Average Home Price

    Bluffton, SC

    31% more


    Charleston, SC

    15% more


    Charlotte, NC

    4% more


    Columbia, SC


    Florence, SC

    1% more


    Georgetown, SC

    39% more


    Hilton Head Island, SC

    51% more


    Lexington, SC

    9% more


    Mt. Pleasant, SC

    49% more


     Cost of living data taken from CNN
    Average home price based from Trulia

    Interactive Map of South Carolina Cities

    Click the placemarkers to view cost of living comparisons between cities.

    View Home Living Comparison in a larger map


    Columbia, SC Real Estate

    If you’re interested in seeing what types of homes you can buy in Columbia, search our current listings and read our local guide: Columbia Real Estate Guide. If you’d like to talk to us about relocating to the area, give us a call at (803) 358-0888 or email us via our Contact Page.

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