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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.
I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.
And while every neighbhorhood in Columbus might be more expensive than living in rural Ohio, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.
So what exactly are those Columbus neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Columbus are the cheapest.
What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Columbus for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Fort Columbus Airport looks to be the cheaptest Columbus neighborhood to live in.
At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Columbus. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Columbus that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Columbus.
Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.
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How We Determined The Cheapest Columbus Hoods In 2021
In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Columbus, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".
- Overall Cost Of Living
- Rent To Income Ratio
- Median Home Value To Income Ratio
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 39 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Columbus." We're lookin' at you, Fort Columbus Airport.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Columbus. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.
The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Columbus For 2021
Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Columbus
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Columbus where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Columbus aren't all cheap. Brewery takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Columbus.
We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Columbus For 2021
|Rank||Neighborhood||Cost Of Living Index|
|1||Fort Columbus Airport||76|
|4||South Alum Creek||86|
|6||Olentangy River Road||78|
|9||West Columbus Interim||94|
|24||Rocky-Fork Blacklick Accord||101|
|31||Mckinley Avenue Corridor||93|
|34||South Central Accord||97|