Columbia, TN 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, TN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Columbia has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Tennessee, Columbia has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Tennessee's index of 89.

The standard of living in Columbia ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Tennessee. By definition, that implies Columbia ranks as the #5611 most expensive place in the Volunteer State.

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Columbia Cost Of Living Vs. Tennessee

Living Expense Columbia Tennessee National Average
Overall 85 89 100
Services 92 93 100
Groceries 96 95 100
Health 90 89 100
Housing 68 80 100
Transportation 87 88 100
Utilities 90 96 100
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Columbia, TN Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Tennessee, 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 Tennessee United States
Median Home Value $137,800 $158,600 $204,900
Median Rent $831 $841 $1,023
Median Income $44,343 $50,972 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.1x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Columbia

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Columbia
Murfreesboro, TN 130,968 97 1.1x
Franklin, TN 75,366 117 1.4x
Smyrna, TN 48,361 93 1.1x
Brentwood, TN 41,987 148 1.7x
Spring Hill, TN 37,830 101 1.2x
La Vergne, TN 35,237 92 1.1x
Tullahoma, TN 19,669 90 1.1x
Dickson, TN 15,294 92 1.1x
Lewisburg, TN 11,638 80 0.9x
Nolensville, TN 7,656 121 1.4x

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