Cost of Living

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) was established in 1961 to promote excellence in community and economic research. The organization produces the nationally-renowned Cost of Living Index (COLI), the most trusted guide for comparing the cost of living in cities throughout the United States. An index score of below 100 indicates the community is less expensive than the average of all cities throughout the U.S., while a score over 100 means the community is more expensive than the average.  

Cost of Living Index for Selected Cities, 2013-2016

Index Name / Quarter

Greenville, SC

Atlanta, GA

Charleston, SC

Asheville, NC

Charlotte, NC

2016 Annual Avg.

93.7

98.7

104.0

95.6

94.8

2015 Annual Avg.

93.9

99.9

101.0

97.5

96.4

2014 Annual Avg.

94.4

 99.4

 100.6

 104.6

 94.7

2013 Annual Avg.

 93.2

 95.3

 100.2

 103.6

 95.7

Source: Quarterly Cost of Living Index (www.coli.org), The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), www.C2ER.org

 

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