Quality of Life
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in the Columbus Region is lower than the national average, and lower than the state of Ohio. Housing is competitively priced with an index of 77, and costs for healthcare, transportation and utilities are near the national average.
The Columbus Region has a diverse array of attractions and activities, including critically acclaimed arts, culinary and sports scenes.
Since the cost of living in the Columbus Region is low, the ability to own a home is high. Housing in the Columbus Region is 23 percent more affordable than the national average and nearly 70 percent of all residents earning the median income can afford to buy a home – an incredible number compared to Chicago’s 47 percent or New York’s 57 percent.
Shopping options are many, from small boutiques to large retail destinations like Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place, which offer hundreds of specialty stores, restaurants and entertainment.
Life in Columbus
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