Cost of living in Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Summary of cost of living in Columbia, South Carolina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,362
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,609
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.07
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.88
12 eggs, large $1.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.71
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $1.72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.09
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,136
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $862
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $204
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,077
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $775
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $125
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $36
40” flat screen tv $392
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $111
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $78
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $116
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,775
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.60
Monthly ticket public transport $50
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $85
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.66
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.43
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.53
Tube of toothpaste $1.47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $39
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $94
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $73
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.54
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $385
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $47
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $6
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 109 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2020

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