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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Columbia, South Carolina is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Columbia, South Carolina is more expensive.

Overall, Columbia, South Carolina cost of living is 90.80.

  COST OF LIVINGColumbia, South CarolinaUnited States
  Overall  91100
  Grocery  102.5100
  Health  101100
  Housing  68100
  Utilities  114100
  Transportation  104100
  Miscellaneous  97100

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re: Horrible place to live - 5/28/2009
Jim, I just read your review of Columbia. I laughed my ass off! Don't take this the wrong way because I'm not gay... I love you man! That was great and I agree with you... (read more)
Horrible place to live
I am from PA and relocated here 4 years ago. Housing is less expensive but services and basic products are much more costly due to a lack of competition among most... (read more)
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re: Just moved here in May.... - 10/15/2008
I was thinking about moveing to columbia sc with my 4 yr old and i herd good and bad things aout liveing there i would like to be in a nice area with a good schoole for... (read more)
Quality of life in Cola town
Maybe Idon't see it but the roads are third world,the culture is non-existent occassional artsy gigs at Colonial Center.If your married and settled, very settled Cola... (read more)
Just moved here in May....
I moved to Columbia five months ago, and have been entirely pleasantly suprised at what a great place Columbia is to live! There is a good bit of culture for a... (read more)
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