In "How far will my salary go in another city?" on CNN.com there is a great little calculator that compares costs from city to city. Compare Columbus' cost of living to another city.
Relocating to Columbus from another city? Try it!
Relocating from Columbus? Try it!
Just curious? Try it!
It is not just cost of housing... it's cost of food, cost of housing, cost of transportation, cost of utilities, cost of healthcare! Columbus' cost of living is surprisingly low....
Comparing Columbus to expensive places like New York City and San Francisco is fun...
for example "If you move from Columbus OH to San Francisco CA..."
"Housing will cost: 216% more"
but comparing Columbus to other Midwest cities.... like Chicago... is fun too...
"If you move from Columbus OH. to Chicago IL..."
everything costs more, more, more in Chicago.
and other Ohio cities...
It's kind of hard to believe
"If you move from Columbus, OH to to Youngstown/Warren, OH..."
"Housing will cost: 17% less"
Only 17% less?
Utilities will cost 18% more in Youngstown than in Columbus...
I did Cleveland, Cinci, Akron, Dayton, Milwaukee/Waukesha WI, Minneapolis MN, Detroit MI, Raleigh NC, New York City (more than one... big difference between Queens and Manhattan...)
I was curious how Columbus' cost of living would compare.
Lots of fun comparisons.
The CNN.com site says: "Costs include housing, utilities, transportation and health care. Data is generated from an average of the past four quarters ending March 2009."