Columbia, MS Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
81
Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
19 out of 69
In Mississippi
290 out of 6,412
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, MS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Columbia has an overall cost of living index of 81 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Mississippi, Columbia has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Mississippi's index of 82.

The standard of living in Columbia ranks as #290 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Mississippi. By definition, that implies Columbia ranks as the #6,129 most expensive place in the Magnolia State.

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Columbia Cost Of Living Vs. Mississippi

Living Expense Columbia Mississippi National Average
Overall 81 82 100
Services 91 95 100
Groceries 104 94 100
Health 92 90 100
Housing 50 64 100
Transportation 89 89 100
Utilities 95 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Mississippi, check out:
Columbia Cost of Living Vs. MS

Columbia, MS Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Mississippi, 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.

$79,800
Median Home Value
$583
Median Rent
$23,983
Median Income
Statistic Columbia Mississippi United States
Median Home Value $79,800 $125,500 $229,800
Median Rent $583 $789 $1,096
Median Income $23,983 $46,511 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.3x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Columbia Services Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbia Mississippi
Shampoo $1.21 $1.06
Movie $11.11 $10.68
Bowling $15.5 $14.67

Detailed Columbia Groceries Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbia Mississippi
Ground Beef $4.02 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.3 $1.39
Milk $2.37 $2.05

Detailed Columbia Health Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbia Mississippi
Haircut $18.72 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.49 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.13 $2.34

Detailed Columbia Transportation Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbia Mississippi
Potatoes $3.53 $3.29
Pizza $9.49 $10.62
Beer $9.39 $9.38
Optometrist $105.7 $108.57
Doctor $95.9 $116.17
Dentist $88.87 $99.13

Detailed Columbia Utilities Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbia Mississippi
Gasoline $1.88 $2.22
Tire Balancing $49.67 $50.07
All Electricity $153.76 $167.67
Phone $180.88 $175.64

Columbia SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
3
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
7
Education
4
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Columbia

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Columbia
Hattiesburg, MS 46,010 87 1.1x
Brookhaven, MS 12,045 85 1.0x
Bogalusa, LA 11,658 82 1.0x
Petal, MS 10,624 91 1.1x
Georgetown, SC 8,884 91 1.1x
West Hattiesburg, MS 5,944 90 1.1x

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