Cost of living in Columbus, Ohio, United States

Summary of cost of living in Columbus, Ohio

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,560
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,806
  • Cost of living in Columbus, Ohio is cheaper than in 78% of cities in USA (47 out of 60)
  • Cost of living in Columbus, Ohio is cheaper than in 75% of cities in N. America (55 out of 73)
  • Cost of living in Columbus, Ohio is more expensive than in 59% of cities in the World (111 out of 266)

List of prices in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.35
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.66
12 eggs, large $2.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.82
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $1.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.91
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,404
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $964
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $132
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,220
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $799
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $89
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $40
40” flat screen tv $240
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $90
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $46
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $35
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $85
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $110
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,639
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.67
Monthly ticket public transport $60
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $14
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $126
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.04
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.52
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.82
Tube of toothpaste $1.24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $41
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $142
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.01
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $446
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.39
1 month of gym membership in business district $42
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 441 prices entered by 47 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

Columbus position in our World Ranking

the world
111th
out of 266
n. america
55th
out of 73
usa
47th
out of 60

Cheapest and most expensive products in Columbus compared to other cities:

the world
4th
n. america
2nd
n. america
3rd
n. america
3rd
n. america
4th
usa
1st

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