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The imperfect science that we know as "cost of living" was recently done for 2010 in Beaufort, and the word is things became slightly more expensive.
According to a release from the the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Convention Bureau, Beaufort inched up from 105.5 the first quarter overall (100 is the national average) to 106.1.
Generally housing increased while food decreased in relative expense.
You can see a copy of the data over at The Island Packet (we didn't get a copy of the release.)
The data was generated by the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association.