Ranked one of the coolest cities in the Midwest, Columbus also tops the list of places where your buck can stretch the farthest.
The overall cost of living the Columbus Region is lower than the national average, and lower than the state of Ohio. Housing is competitively priced and costs for healthcare, transportation and utilities are near the national average.
Among the 15 largest U.S. cities, Columbus ties for No. 1, with 53.8 hours needed to pay rent—less than any other city.
With an index score of 90, the composite cost in Columbus for grocery items, housing, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services is 10 percent below the national average.
Columbus ranks No. 14.
|Adjusted Annual Salary|
|Salt Lake City||$41,511|
|New York (Manhattan)||$25,545|