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The Price of Paradise

September 2017
The Price of Paradise

Most folks earning a paycheck in Charleston know that salaries lag behind national averages, while housing prices and more leap ahead. They’re willing to sacrifice funds for the fun of a place where natural beauty, history, and culture abound. But how much pay are we giving up? And how much does it cost to live well—and really well—here? Let’s take a look