Cost of Living in Columbus | Ohio

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1690
$4197
🛋️ Without rent
$775
$2574
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$915
$1623
🍽️ Food
$499
$1312
🚐 Transport
$129
$344
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3866
🏙️ Population
787k

The average cost of living in Columbus is $1690, which is in the top 21% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1864th out of 9294 in our global list, 1661st out of 2202 in the United States, and 64th out of 89 in the Ohio.

The median after-tax salary is $3866, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.3 months. Ranked 11th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in Ohio. With an estimated population of 787k, Columbus is the 16th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport10 kmJohn Glenn Columbus International Airport
😷 Air qualityGood11.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank52Ohio State University - Main Campus
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Prices in Columbus

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$60.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4
☕ Cappuccino
$4.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.81

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$939
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$705
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1737
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1320
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$162
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$57.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2067
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1169

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$64.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.68

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.56
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.04
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$136
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$937
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18453

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