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Cost of Living in Columbia

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $ 8.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 3.00-5.50
Cappuccino (regular) 4.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.36 $ 0.75-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.68 $ 1.63-3.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.15 $ 0.88-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.99-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.99 $ 1.00-2.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.67 $ 2.00-7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.49 $ 1.99-5.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.83 $ 1.89-7.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.99 $ 0.69-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.30-0.89
Oranges (1 lb) 1.99 $ 0.55-3.99
Tomato (1 lb) 1.41 $ 0.75-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.08 $ 0.70-1.75
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.50-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $ 0.89-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 0.99-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 6.99-17.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 0.92-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.59 $ 3.99-6.00
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) 3.70 $ 2.00-5.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 1.50-5.25
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 10.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.43 $ 1.89-2.77
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 14,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.50 $ 75.00-250.00
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) 60.00 $ 40.00-95.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.00 $ 20.00-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 $ 0.00-0.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $ 8.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 801.67 $ 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) 43.33 $ 9.99-59.50
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.75 $ 14.99-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.67 $ 29.99-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.50 $ 40.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 892.89 $ 700.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 717.27 $ 600.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,510.00 $ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,165.00 $ 950.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 142.01 $ 122.00-155.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 71.40 $ 53.00-100.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,555.60 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.32 3.00-4.75

Prices in Columbia, South Carolina

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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.