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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.

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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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