Cost of Living in Columbia, TN

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1626
$4158
🛋️ Without rent
$654
$2025
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$971
$2133
🍽️ Food
$472
$1242
🚐 Transport
$55.5
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3136
😀 Quality of life
63
🏙️ Population
41.7K

The average cost of living in Columbia is $1626, which is in the top 26% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2388th out of 9294 in our global list, 1973rd out of 2202 in the United States, and 26th out of 33 in Tennessee.

The median after-tax salary is $3136, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 4601st (TOP 50%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1688th best city to live in the United States, and 20th most liveable city in Tennessee. With an estimated population of 41.7K, Columbia is the 1060th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 64 km Smyrna Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.4 µg/m³
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Prices in Columbia

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.99
 Cappuccino
$4.31
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1242
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$657
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2244
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$208
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$62.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4525
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2527
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.41
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$53.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.48
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$54.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$303
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13223

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