Columbia, MO Cost of Living

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Columbia cost of living score
Less expensive
10.0% lower
than the US average
5.1% higher
than the Missouri average
Columbia, Missouri gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 90, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 10.0% lower than the U.S. average and 5.1% lower than the average for Missouri.

Columbia, MO

Housing costs in Columbia?
A typical home costs $269,200, which is 20.4% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 26.8% more expensive than the average Missouri home, at $212,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Columbia costs $970 per month, which is 32.2% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 2.1% more than the state average of $950.

Can I afford Columbia?
To live comfortably in Columbia, Missouri, a minimum annual income of $51,480 for a family, and $32,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Columbia?
Living in Columbia, MO provides a great balance between affordability and quality of life. The median value of a house in Columbia is $269,200, which is significantly lower than the US average of $338,100. Additionally, the cost of living in Columbia is 89.8 compared to the US average of 100. This means that people who choose to settle down in Columbia can enjoy all the amenities that come with city life at a fraction of the cost. Whether you are looking for a place to raise your family or simply retire comfortably on a budget, Columbia could be the perfect place for you.
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If you are an active person and love to be outdoors and go to college sporting events, Columbia is a great place to live! I run and bike and go to Mizzou events a lot. I  More

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I've live in CoMo for 20 yrs. NOT sure about this state of the art water park??!! There are great parks but nothing else for families. NO zoo, museum, and definitely no  More

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I lived there for a year and hated every minute. Columbia reminded me of the San Francisco of the Midwest. It is overrun with homeless people. Law enforcement is  More

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