Cost of Living in Columbus, GA

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1999
$4480
🛋️ Without rent
$723
$2423
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1276
$2057
🍽️ Food
$512
$1341
🚐 Transport
$69.5
$186
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3687
😀 Quality of life
65
🏙️ Population
207K

The average cost of living in Columbus is $1999, which is in the top 19% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1779th out of 9294 in our global list, 1552nd out of 2202 in the United States, and 38th out of 47 in Georgia.

The median after-tax salary is $3687, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 4419th (TOP 48%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1640th best city to live in the United States, and 35th most liveable city in Georgia. With an estimated population of 207K, Columbus is the 120th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 3 km Columbus Metropolitan Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2593 Columbus State University
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Prices in Columbus

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$45.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.94
 Cappuccino
$6.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1123
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1091
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1404
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1920
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$175
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6639
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3565
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$57.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$123
💇 Haircut, simple
$19
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$901
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18370

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