Columbia, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Columbia is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Columbia, PA?

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.

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Columbia Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Columbia Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 90 99 100
Services 99 98 100
Groceries 99 103 100
Health 88 94 100
Housing 62 91 100
Transportation 106 109 100
Utilities 119 111 100
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Columbia, PA Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Columbia Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $102,800 $174,100 $204,900
Median Rent $773 $915 $1,023
Median Income $39,019 $59,445 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.6x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.18x 0.2x

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Battle Ground, WA 19,932 116 1.3x
Five Corners, WA 18,559 116 1.3x
St. Helens, OR 13,446 110 1.2x
Minnehaha, WA 12,092 118 1.3x
Kelso, WA 11,983 102 1.1x
Walnut Grove, WA 9,907 118 1.3x
Mount Vista, WA 8,703 127 1.4x

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