Living in Charleston has many "money saving" benefits. Tanger Outlet mall is a great place to find discounted clothes for your children. Charleston's average high temperatures in the hottest month of the year is 89 degrees (July). Charleston's average low temperatures in the coldest month of the year is 42 degrees (January). Because the temperatures are neither too hot in the Summer or too cold in the Winter, our energy costs are not as high as other places, not to mention the roads to get worn out too fast due to weather. Charleston does not get snow or ice, so that saves our local government money on snow plows and sand. Having several restaurants offer "kids eat free" nights also encourage families to spend time out in public which in turn has a trickledown effect throughout the Charleston economy. The best way to find a bargain in Charleston, like anywhere else is to shop. Go to multiple places and review what you want to buy online as well. Never buy anything the first time you see it. Write it and its price down maybe even snap a picture of the item on your phone. Especially any item over $20. When you do this, you will save money on anything you buy.