This month we are looking at living and working in Charleston and the tristate area, South Carolina.
Sourcing that well-balanced accommodation can be a difficult task, this is however an essential aspect surrounding finding your desired job role. Considerations need to be made based on cost and salary, distance from the workplace, and living requirements. Cost of accommodation varies depending on your location; therefore it is vital to research the area surrounding your desired workplace to find the most comfortable position. By determining your Industry you can research the prices expected for the housing you most prefer. According to Expatistan, Monthly rent for a 900sqft furnished accommodation in a comfortable area of Charleston can average approximately at $1,355 per month. Utilities such as heating, electricity, and gas for 1 person in accommodation such as this are valued at $100. If you are planning to work in or around Charleston it is worth considering living within the Tri-county area, this includes Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester. Compared to the rest of the country, Dorchester County’s cost of living is 0.30% lower than the national average, however, we encourage researching every aspect of living to find your most suited location. Setting yourself a budget can allow you to determine what accommodation is most affordable for the duration of work.
Understanding your needs regarding transport can help you calculate the most beneficial method, taking into consideration cost and convenience. A monthly public transport ticket is expected to cost $47; it can, however, be more cost effective to purchase your own transportation depending on the duration of your commute. 1 liter of gas is estimated at $0.60 in this area. By predicting a monthly usage cost based on the regular distances you expect to travel, you can determine which method of transport would be the most cost-effective. Comparing this with the ease of traveling to work (i.e parking availability and public transport times) will provide an in-depth insight into the most effective method for you.
Health and wellbeing are essential in a positive working and private life, therefore it is valuable to research into medical costs as well as hygiene costs to ensure your body and mind is healthy. A short visit to a private Doctor has an estimated cost of $114, along with a box of antibiotics valued at $4.38. Researching medical insurance availability within this area will provide you with an insight into how to effectively manage subjects surrounding your health. The ability to seek medical help is important to both employers and employees, and the likelihood of being able to afford such assistance should be prominent in decision making.
Social and entertainment factors are also important aspects to consider when debating moving to a new location. These may not occur as often as transport and accommodation costs, but they can make a significant impact on your savings. It is beneficial to research into experiences such as dinner costs, cinema costs, and gym memberships in order to predict your average entertainment costs based on your interests. In Charleston, a basic dinner for 2 is estimated at $40. Gym memberships vary across companies and locations; 1 month’s gym membership in the business district typically costs $62. Estimating events that are likely to become monthly expenses from your budget means that you can determine how you can afford these. This includes estimating the frequency that these events can occur whilst being affordable, and a prediction of overall cost against salary and other expenses.
Jobs in Charleston
Charleston has a thriving economy offering an attraction for those wishing to progress their careers and make a significant difference. Understanding the cost of living and the quality of the surrounding area will give you an insight into whether this would have a positive effect on your quality of life and personal experience. TRS Craft Services has in-depth knowledge in hiring within this location, sourcing the most skilled candidates for exciting opportunities. If you are interested in finding work in this area, please click here to view our latest roles.
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17 November 2017
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