Cost of Living

Cost of Living 2018-04-27T12:56:28+00:00

circle-bikersColumbus offers a low cost of living – and a high quality of life. This combination makes our town a place you’ll enjoy for a long time.

City-Data.com Index – March 2016

88.6 vs. 100 U.S. average (11.4% less than U.S. average)

Sperling’s Best Places Index 

  • Overall: 92 vs. 100 U.S.
  • Grocery: 93.3 vs 100 U.S.
  • Housing: 79 vs 100 U.S.
  • Utilities: 99 vs 100 U.S.
  • Health: 105 vs 100 U.S.

AreaVibes.com Index (7% less than U.S. average)

  • Cost of Living: 93 vs 100 U.S.
  • Goods & Services: 99 vs 100
  • Groceries: 108 vs 100
  • Health Care: 93 vs 100
  • Housing: 84 vs 100
  • Transportation: 94 vs 100
  • Utilities: 83 vs 100

AARP Ranking – TOP 10 AFFORDABLE CITIES

In an AARP magazine article, Columbus was named as one of the “10 Affordable Cities for Retirement,” AARP chose Columbus as one of its top ten cities to retire in, saying, “Never heard of Columbus? That’s fine – residents love this little city’s under-the-radar charm. Less than an hour south of Indianapolis and east of Bloomington, Columbus has it all…”