Cost of Living in Columbia, SC, United States

Prices in Columbia, SC

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Restaurants [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.50 $
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.85 $
Cappuccino (regular) 3.83 $
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 $
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.02 $
Markets [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.86 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.40 $
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.65 $
Eggs (12) 2.70 $
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.23 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.19 $
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.39 $
Apples (1 lb) 2.17 $
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
Oranges (1 lb) 1.86 $
Tomato (1 lb) 1.84 $
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 $
Onion (1 lb) 0.99 $
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 $
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.99 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.00 $
Transportation [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 34.00 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.62 $
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 122.80 $
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.91 $
Sports And Leisure [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.50 $
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.67 $
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.60 $
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.00 $
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 83.33 $
Rent Per Month [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 816.80 $
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 611.67 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,160.00 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,035.71 $
Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107.50 $
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 120.00 $
Salaries And Financing [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,600.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.01

These data are based on 357 entries in the past 18 months from 43 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2015

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7 Comments so far
#Roy on Dec 26, 2013 :
If your are planning on moving here, DO NOT move into Richland County or the City of Columbia. They have raised taxes yearly, added electric bill extra tax(Mayor Benji did that), extra penny sales tax, no idea what they would spend it on. I would look into Lexington County. The greedy politicians are not as bad in that county(YET). Crime is bad out the Two Notch Road area in Richland County. We have a large amount of minorities and crime/robbery/murder seems to just be their thing to do. Fortunately, South Carolina is firearm friendly for good people and you can carry most places with permit which is not hard to get if you meet the rules. Dont get me wrong, it is nowhere like Chicago or New York City where good folks cant have firearms to protect themselves.
#justin on Sep 25, 2013 :
Currently in columbia,sc. A lot of crime here especially downtown and near st. Andrews area. Would recommend living in chapin or lexington since those areas havent been run down yet.
#wayne on Jun 23, 2013 :
well, i`ve been out pacific northwest along time. For now i am renting a motel till the end of the month.I was born in Columbia sc. Richland Memorial Hospital. I am asking for feed back about the area. I lost my vehecle in a impound yard. So i have to rely on either a cab, bus, or other means. Ok so price range as i am retired. Pention and ssdi. I am comfortable at around 500.00 per month with utilities included. Any help appreciated, thank you.
#Brianna on May 25, 2013 :
I live in the Eau Claire area of Columbia and it isn't the greatest area, but the St. Andrews area and Downtown are wonderful. Depending on your price range, there are great apartments, condo's and houses in and around the city. Feel free to email me if you want some more details :)
#mhel on Nov 06, 2012 :
can i know more about columbia, south carolina? what is the basic livelihood of people there? Is it a peaceful city? Are there more nightlife ?
#Mladen Adamovic on Feb 07, 2012 :
Mel, I'm looking forward for more contributions to have better and more precise data.
#Mel Byars on Feb 05, 2012 :
9 contributors is too small for an accurate, intelligent, legitimate survey.

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