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Cost of Living in Columbia

Summary about cost of living in Columbia:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $ 11.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 5.99-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $ 3.50-5.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.00 $ 3.50-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.93 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.64 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.26 $ 1.00-1.80
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.05 $ 2.30-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.40 $ 2.00-2.69
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.99-2.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.06 $ 1.89-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.67 $ 2.00-6.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.00 $ 2.00-6.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.50 $ 4.00-8.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.57 $ 0.69-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.49-0.69
Oranges (1 lb) 2.00 $ 1.00-2.99
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 $ 0.99-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.00-1.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.69-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.70 $ 0.99-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $ 1.00-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 $ 9.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.25 $ 0.75-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.25 $ 1.25-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 6.00-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.50-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 40.00-40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.25 $ 18.50-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.35 $ 2.00-2.61
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,087.50 $ 18,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,000.00 $ 16,000.00-16,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.91 $ 100.00-212.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.09 $ 49.99-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.89 $ 20.00-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.25 $ 9.50-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 600.00 $ 500.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 $ 10,200.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.50 $ 25.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.67 $ 25.00-90.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.00 $ 70.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 83.33 $ 60.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 893.75 $ 700.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 704.17 $ 530.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,475.00 $ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,138.89 $ 950.00-1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 134.21 $ 119.33-150.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63.40 $ 53.00-100.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,436.46 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.61 4.54-4.99

Prices in Columbia, South Carolina

These data are based on 432 entries in the past 18 months from 52 different contributors.
Last update: September 2018
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2 Comments so far

##ST on Nov 12, 2015 :
Looking to take a temp assignment in Columbia SC. Where are the better areas to look for extended stay?
#Yeah on Nov 03, 2015 :
First guy is clearly racist. If you have money then you won't live in a crime stricken area....Chapin is filled with rednecks so minirities beware so is Lexington..Richland County is very liberal and a great place to live. Columbia is a very average city, if you have money you're good, if you don't you live in poor areas. Race has nothing to do with it.