According to the most recent data on the cost of living, West Columbia has an overall cost of living index of 94 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only South Carolina, West Columbia has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than South Carolina's index of 93.
The standard of living in West Columbia ranks as #2,290 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in South Carolina. By definition, that implies West Columbia ranks as the #4,129 most expensive place in the Palmetto State.
|Living Expense||West Columbia||South Carolina||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in South Carolina, 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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. West Columbia|
|St. Andrews, SC||21,355||87||0.9x|
|Seven Oaks, SC||16,743||92||1.0x|
|Oak Grove, SC||12,040||93||1.0x|
|Forest Acres, SC||10,300||99||1.1x|
|Red Bank, SC||9,971||93||1.0x|