According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Columbus has an overall cost of living index of 80 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Mississippi, Columbus has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Mississippi's index of 84.
The standard of living in Columbus ranks as #226 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Mississippi. By definition, that implies Columbus ranks as the #6,180 most expensive place in the Magnolia State.
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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.