Columbus, MS Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
80
Columbus's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
18 out of 67
In Mississippi
226 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 Columbus is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Columbus, MS?

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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Columbus Cost Of Living Vs. Mississippi

Living Expense Columbus Mississippi National Average
Overall 80 84 100
Services 89 94 100
Groceries 86 94 100
Health 85 91 100
Housing 61 63 100
Transportation 89 90 100
Utilities 88 95 100
For more reading on cost of living around Mississippi, check out:
Columbus Cost of Living Vs. MS

Columbus, 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.

$121,900
Median Home Value
$798
Median Rent
$36,336
Median Income
Statistic Columbus Mississippi United States
Median Home Value $121,900 $119,000 $217,500
Median Rent $798 $780 $1,062
Median Income $36,336 $45,081 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Columbus Services Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbus Mississippi
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $9.75 $10.72
Bowling $10.0 $13.86

Detailed Columbus Groceries Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbus Mississippi
Ground Beef $3.18 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.99 $1.4
Milk $0.88 $1.96

Detailed Columbus Health Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbus Mississippi
Haircut $15.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $25.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.8 $2.32

Detailed Columbus Transportation Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbus Mississippi
Potatoes $2.97 $3.18
Pizza $9.79 $10.39
Beer $8.58 $9.23
Optometrist $106.67 $106.34
Doctor $71.67 $115.25
Dentist $85.33 $98.38

Detailed Columbus Utilities Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Columbus Mississippi
Gasoline $2.31 $2.59
Tire Balancing $45.33 $48.9
All Electricity $134.56 $167.6
Phone $178.42 $163.42

Columbus SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Columbus

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Columbus
Starkville, MS 25,387 87 1.1x
West Point, MS 10,626 77 1.0x
Amory, MS 6,932 80 1.0x
Louisville, MS 6,124 82 1.0x
Aberdeen, MS 5,326 75 0.9x

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