Columbia City, IN Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
Columbia City's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
25 out of 126
In Indiana
522 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Columbia City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Columbia City, IN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Columbia City has an overall cost of living index of 83 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Indiana, Columbia City has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Indiana's index of 89.

The standard of living in Columbia City ranks as #522 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Indiana. By definition, that implies Columbia City ranks as the #5,884 most expensive place in the Hoosier State.

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Columbia City Cost Of Living Vs. Indiana

Living Expense Columbia City Indiana National Average
Overall 83 89 100
Services 96 97 100
Groceries 86 92 100
Health 105 94 100
Housing 58 72 100
Transportation 96 100 100
Utilities 92 99 100
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Columbia City Cost of Living Vs. IN

Columbia City, IN Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Indiana, 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 City Indiana United States
Median Home Value $125,200 $141,700 $217,500
Median Rent $623 $826 $1,062
Median Income $47,075 $56,303 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.7x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Columbia City Services Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Columbia City Indiana
Shampoo $0.88 $1.01
Movie $10.96 $10.72
Bowling $13.33 $13.86

Detailed Columbia City Groceries Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Columbia City Indiana
Ground Beef $3.77 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.88 $1.4
Milk $1.17 $1.96

Detailed Columbia City Health Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Columbia City Indiana
Haircut $18.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $31.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.85 $2.32

Detailed Columbia City Transportation Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Columbia City Indiana
Potatoes $2.6 $3.18
Pizza $9.49 $10.39
Beer $8.99 $9.23
Optometrist $70.25 $106.34
Doctor $129.5 $115.25
Dentist $108.0 $98.38

Detailed Columbia City Utilities Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Columbia City Indiana
Gasoline $2.63 $2.59
Tire Balancing $44.0 $48.9
All Electricity $144.78 $167.6
Phone $181.43 $163.42

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