Columbus, WI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Columbus's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
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, WI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Columbus has an overall cost of living index of 99 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Wisconsin, Columbus has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Wisconsin's index of 96.

The standard of living in Columbus ranks as #3078 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies Columbus ranks as the #3329 most expensive place in the Badger State.

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Columbus Cost Of Living Vs. Wisconsin

Living Expense Columbus Wisconsin National Average
Overall 99 96 100
Services 106 98 100
Groceries 106 97 100
Health 123 113 100
Housing 82 88 100
Transportation 104 100 100
Utilities 100 97 100
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Columbus, WI Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Wisconsin, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Columbus Wisconsin United States
Median Home Value $148,500 $173,600 $204,900
Median Rent $816 $837 $1,023
Median Income $57,976 $59,209 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.6x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Columbus

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Columbus
Sun Prairie, WI 32,757 107 1.1x
Watertown, WI 23,677 98 1.0x
Beaver Dam, WI 16,366 91 0.9x
DeForest, WI 9,936 106 1.1x
Cottage Grove, WI 6,904 113 1.1x
Lake Mills, WI 5,850 102 1.0x

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