Columbia, SC Cost of Living Index

Columbia cost of living index

IndexColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index9197100
Goods & Services index99102100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index101100100
Housing index6587100
Transportation index10796100
Utilities index109105100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Columbia is 6.4% less than the South Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Columbia is 8.9% less than the national average.
  • Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Columbia, SC is $3.45.
  • The price of gas in Columbia is 4.8% lower than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.55 per gallon.
  • Augusta, GA is the least expensive city for gas at $3.11 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Columbia, SC is $4.32.
  • The price of coffee in Columbia is 11.4% lower than the national average.
  • Juneau, AK is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.29.
  • Waco, TX is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.79.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Columbia, SC is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Columbia is 11.8% lower than the national average.
  • Dothan, AL is the most expensive city for pizza at $14.79.
  • Ogden, UT is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.33.

South Carolina average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Columbia, SC goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Cities near Columbia, SC

CityMilesCityMiles
Columbia, SC0Seven Oaks, SC7.8
Forest Acres, SC2.9Oak Grove, SC7.8
West Columbia, SC4.4Pine Ridge, SC9.2
Cayce, SC4.9South Congaree, SC10.3
Dentsville, SC5.1Irmo, SC11.3
Woodfield, SC5.2Lexington, SC12.9
St. Andrews, SC5.3Red Bank, SC13.9
Springdale, SC6.9Gaston, SC14.8
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