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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.

Columbia, South Carolina cost of living is 90.80.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  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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Local street and highway roads

I've travelled out of the country and within the U.S. To me, by far, Columbia, South Carolina roads are absolutely challenging to navigate for visitors as well as... (Read More)



Capital City

I have been here since July of 2000. I have enjoyed it here in every way. Job opportunities are abundant and there are so many things to do. The river, the lake,... (Read More)




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