COLUMBIA — Living costs in Columbia were 8.9 percent below the nationwide average of 100 for 2009. Columbia received a composite index figure of 91.1 in the latest numbers from the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association. That means $100 worth of goods purchased in an average U.S. city cost $91.10 in Columbia.
Columbia's cost of living below national average
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