Cost of Living in Columbus

Summary of cost of living in Columbus, OH, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.75 $ 10.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 49.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.79 $ 9.50-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $ 3.50-11.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 $ 5.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.94 $ 2.19-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 $ 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $ 1.29-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.41 $ 2.69-4.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.38 $ 1.50-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $ 0.68-2.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.23 $ 1.39-3.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.12 $ 3.79-8.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.33 $ 2.00-9.49
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.56 $ 6.00-8.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.14 $ 1.00-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 1.03 $ 0.49-2.39
Oranges (1 lb) 2.08 $ 0.99-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.13 $ 1.00-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.00-3.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 $ 1.00-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $ 0.99-2.39
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.05 $ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 1.73-2.86
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.36 $ 1.67-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 9.18-12.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $ 62.00-81.60
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00-3.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.02 $ 2.02-3.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $ 27.00-27.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.42 $ 2.68-4.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,946.00 $ 29,946.00-36,111.63
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,618.17 $ 26,427.25-26,427.25
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 232.22 $ 120.00-338.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 55.29 $ 43.00-125.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.81 $ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.16 $ 30.00-56.31
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.00 $ 10.00-48.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 10.50-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,233.33 $ 900.00-1,600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,500.00 $ 9,000.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.00 $ 40.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.75 $ 40.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.50 $ 40.00-125.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.25 $ 70.00-215.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,593.50 $ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,146.69 $ 900.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,039.09 $ 2,500.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,139.08 $ 1,600.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 292.99 $ 196.95-400.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 294.24 $ 196.95-450.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,955.04 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.45 5.70-6.80

Prices in Columbus, Ohio

This city had 349 entries in the past 12 months by 60 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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3 Comments so far
Greylon Winkleman on May 11, 2023:
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Greylon Winkleman on May 11, 2023:
If you are reading this, you are super cool.
NA NA on Feb 07, 2020:
Columbus, OH ( Not Affordable 0 to Very Affordable 10 ): 0
NO affordable 1 bedroom apartments under $450/Month (based on fair housing laws, 90% of landlords/businesses are in violation of the law. They should in jail.
NO livable wages of $18.33/Hour and up! ( to keep up with rents costs and other basic human NEEDS (safety, healthy, nutrition, emergency funds)
City Of Columbus Governance: Very Corrupt: No clear location for whom to get help with gentrification ( prices out of affordable housing ), no legal team to protect poor lgbtq+ Ohioans who are discriminated everyday from opportunities, no free lawyers to punishing employers whom exploit employees basic human rights, no free lawyers to sue wealthy investors whom push out the poor into the streets to build luxury overpriced buildings we do not need nor can afford, too many temp agencies trying to force low wages on educated Ohioans, rampant toxic low IQ desperation immigration flooding city and destroying American culture, cause of extreme shortage of poor people housing, etc!