Columbus' Cost of Living Compared to other Cities

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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.

Cost of Living Calculator on CNN.com

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 Ohio to Chicago Illinois graphic

"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."

 

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Cynthia Bartch
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Hi Maureen, I didn't use the one you mentioned in your blog but found another one online. It was pretty useful when I moved from MD to GA. The one I used had lots of great statistics.

Jul 10, 2009 03:26 AM #2
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Maureen McCabe
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Where were you in MD?

I like the simplicity of this calculator personally.

Jul 10, 2009 04:02 AM #3
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Cynthia Bartch
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Yep, it was when I was living in MD. $$$, weather and population growth were my main concerns when relocating. I hope you have a good weekend Maureen.

Love the cornfields in your blog background, it brings back fond memories of my grandfather's cornfield, yum!

Jul 10, 2009 07:24 AM #4
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Maureen McCabe
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cornfields scare me... 

Jul 13, 2009 08:06 AM #5
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Cynthia Bartch
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Have you been watching Children of the Corn reruns Maureen?

Jul 15, 2009 01:28 PM #6
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no... I could never watch that....

delayed response...

Aug 25, 2009 08:33 AM #7
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