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Cost of Living in Columbia

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 8.00-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 30.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.25 $ 3.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.13 $ 2.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 $ 0.75-2.25
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.51 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.91 $ 1.63-3.70
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.36 $ 0.88-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 $ 0.99-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.17 $ 1.00-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.00 $ 1.49-7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.00 $ 1.99-5.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.00 $ 1.89-7.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.23 $ 0.69-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.30-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.00 $ 0.55-3.99
Tomato (1 lb) 1.85 $ 0.75-2.39
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 0.70-1.79
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.50-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $ 0.89-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 0.99-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 $ 7.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $ 0.92-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.94 $ 3.99-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.50-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 40.00-40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.70 $ 2.00-5.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 1.25-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 25.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.48 $ 2.10-2.77
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,895.00 $ 14,000.00-24,900.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,666.67 $ 15,000.00-29,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.12 $ 70.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.71 $ 40.00-85.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.00 $ 20.00-39.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.62 $ 8.00-12.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 841.67 $ 170.00-950.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 $ 6,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.09 $ 9.99-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.33 $ 10.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.67 $ 50.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.53 $ 40.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 931.78 $ 800.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 730.00 $ 600.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,683.33 $ 1,100.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,181.25 $ 1,100.00-1,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 150.27 $ 122.67-190.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68.97 $ 54.00-100.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,548.33 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.42 3.50-4.80

Prices in Columbia, South Carolina

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Last update: July 2019
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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.