Columbia, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Columbia is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Columbia, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Columbia has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Columbia has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Columbia ranks as #2809 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Columbia ranks as the #3597 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Columbia Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Columbia Illinois National Average
Overall 97 98 100
Services 91 98 100
Groceries 105 97 100
Health 92 100 100
Housing 100 95 100
Transportation 95 112 100
Utilities 101 97 100
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Columbia Cost of Living Vs. IL

Columbia, IL Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Illinois, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Columbia Illinois United States
Median Home Value $214,800 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $830 $984 $1,023
Median Income $95,354 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.1x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Columbia

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Columbia
Oakville, MO 36,827 99 1.0x
Mehlville, MO 28,376 91 0.9x
Kirkwood, MO 27,693 107 1.1x
Collinsville, IL 24,756 89 0.9x
Lemay, MO 16,814 85 0.9x
Fairview Heights, IL 16,360 90 0.9x
Cahokia, IL 14,271 81 0.8x
Swansea, IL 13,863 95 1.0x
Shiloh, IL 13,250 100 1.0x
Town and Country, MO 11,066 152 1.6x

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