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Retire To Columbia, SC
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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
The state Capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Columbia Metro Area blank blank blank 767,598
Columbia 98,052 116,278 129,272 133,358

Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2015 .nana
2014 .nana
2013 .nana
2012 .$145,876-4.7%
2011 . $153,003 -2.6%
2010 . $157,139 -2.4%

Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
. Columbia GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $145,876 $361,000
Nearest Big City Charlotte na
Home Sales Price in Charlotte $211,000 $281,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 56% of Charlotte home prices 129%

Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
. Columbia GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $145,876 $361,000
Monthly Rent $1,026 $1,336
Price/Rent Index 9.5 times the annual rent 18.2

Cost of Living (2015)
73% GPTR 99 City Average

Columbia Taxes
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 7.1% -- 18* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 99 days 43* -- 109 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes

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

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