Columbia, MO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
97
Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
103 out of 138
In Missouri
2,808 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 is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Columbia, MO?

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 Missouri, Columbia has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Missouri's index of 91.

The standard of living in Columbia ranks as #2,809 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Missouri. By definition, that implies Columbia ranks as the #3,597 most expensive place in the Show Me State.

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Columbia Cost Of Living Vs. Missouri

Living Expense Columbia Missouri National Average
Overall 97 91 100
Services 101 96 100
Groceries 96 99 100
Health 104 99 100
Housing 93 78 100
Transportation 93 95 100
Utilities 100 98 100
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Columbia Cost of Living Vs. MO

Columbia, MO Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Missouri, 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.

$191,800
Median Home Value
$887
Median Rent
$51,276
Median Income
Statistic Columbia Missouri United States
Median Home Value $191,800 $157,200 $217,500
Median Rent $887 $830 $1,062
Median Income $51,276 $55,461 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.7x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Columbia Services Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Columbia Missouri
Shampoo $0.93 $1.01
Movie $10.4 $10.72
Bowling $13.33 $13.86

Detailed Columbia Groceries Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Columbia Missouri
Ground Beef $3.3 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.42 $1.4
Milk $2.13 $1.96

Detailed Columbia Health Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Columbia Missouri
Haircut $15.99 $17.49
Beauty Salon $37.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.04 $2.32

Detailed Columbia Transportation Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Columbia Missouri
Potatoes $2.96 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.74 $9.23
Optometrist $106.33 $106.34
Doctor $137.67 $115.25
Dentist $92.55 $98.38

Detailed Columbia Utilities Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Columbia Missouri
Gasoline $2.51 $2.59
Tire Balancing $44.33 $48.9
All Electricity $163.39 $167.6
Phone $187.64 $163.42

Columbia SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Columbia

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Columbia
Jamestown, ND 15,289 90 0.9x
Moberly, MO 13,707 84 0.9x
Marshall, MO 12,949 87 0.9x
Fulton, MO 12,779 88 0.9x
Mexico, MO 11,543 86 0.9x
Boonville, MO 8,418 88 0.9x

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