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Retire To Columbia, SC
City Report

Columbia, South Carolina is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.


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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina


Columbia Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2016 (est.)
Columbia Metro Area blank blank blank 817,488
Columbia 98,052 116,278 129,272 134,309



Columbia
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2017 .$165,299-0.8%
Dec $162,533 . .
Nov $176,713 . .
Oct $179,654 . .
Sep $162,450 . .
Aug $159,244 . .
Jul $174,931 . .
Jun $159,127 . .
May $172,541 . .
Apr $185,811 . .
Mar $161,054 . .
Feb $149,796 . .
Jan $158,037 . .
2016 .$166,6353.2%
2015 .$161,524na
2014 .nana
2013 . na na
2012 . $145,876 -4.7%
2011 . $153,003 -2.6%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2017)
. Columbia GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $165,299 $398,000
Nearest Big City Charlotte na
Home Sales Price in Charlotte $252,000 $343,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 53% of Charlotte home prices 94%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2017)
. Columbia GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $165,299 $398,000
Monthly Rent $1,173 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 9.5 times the annual rent 17.9



Columbia
Cost of Living (2017)
73% GPTR 99 City Average
107%



Columbia Taxes
(2016-17)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 7.2% -- 18* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 102 days 43* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Columbia Building Permits
(single family homes)
2016 251
2015 220
2014 204
2013 179
2012 217
2011 199
2010 203



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