According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Columbia has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Pennsylvania, Columbia has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 99.
The standard of living in Columbia ranks as #1706 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Columbia ranks as the #4700 most expensive place in the Keystone State.
|Living Expense||Columbia||Pennsylvania||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Pennsylvania, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Columbia|
|Hazel Dell, WA||21,066||115||1.3x|
|Battle Ground, WA||19,932||116||1.3x|
|Five Corners, WA||18,559||116||1.3x|
|St. Helens, OR||13,446||110||1.2x|
|Walnut Grove, WA||9,907||118||1.3x|
|Mount Vista, WA||8,703||127||1.4x|