Moving from Phoenix to Columbus (Movers from $1,630)

Quick answer: A move from Phoenix to Columbus costs $1,480 to $8,391 and takes 5-16 days. The main factors that determine the cost and time are how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the 1,794-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Phoenix will be more expensive, while renting a truck or using a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Columbus to Phoenix guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Phoenix to Columbus?

Phoenix movers charge $85 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move size Moving company Moving container Rental truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,630 - $6,404 $1,285 - $3,238 $1,250 - $2,606
2 - 3 bedrooms $4,148 - $8,391 $2,387 - $5,031 $1,480 - $2,863
4+ bedrooms $7,307 - $12,482 $3,393 - $6,959 $1,724 - $3,613
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,794 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.
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Factors influencing moving costs from Phoenix to Columbus

The cost of Phoenix movers will depend on:

  • Move size: The cost of your move will depend on the amount of items you have in your home. For example, moving a one-bedroom apartment from Phoenix to Columbus can be as low as $1,630 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $11,855.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Phoenix, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs professional mover: Renting a truck or using a moving container can be cheaper options, with prices for a rental truck ranging from $1,250 to $3,201. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Phoenix to Columbus?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Phoenix to Columbus will cost between $1,630 to $6,404. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $4,148 to $8,391, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Phoenix to Columbus will cost from $7,307 to $12,482.

How much are moving container companies from Phoenix to Columbus?

Moving containers from Phoenix to Columbus will cost you $1,285 to $3,238 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,387 to $5,031. A larger home will cost $3,393 to $6,959.

How much is a moving truck from Phoenix to Columbus?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $1,250 to $2,606. A larger move will cost $1,480 to $2,863, and a four-bedroom move from Phoenix to Columbus costs from $1,724 to $3,613. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Phoenix to Columbus moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Phoenix to Columbus is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Phoenix to Columbus.

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Pros and cons of moving from Phoenix to Columbus

Cost of living: Phoenix vs Columbus

Phoenix Columbus
Average rent cost $1,795 $1,095
Average home value $417,105 $153,667
Average income (per capita) $63,135 $50,542
Cost of Living (single person) $2,566 $1,286
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,826 $3,228
Unemployment rate 6.6% 5.0%
Sales Tax 8.6% 9.0%
State Income Tax 2.5% 5.75%
  • Rent prices in Columbus are 39% lower than in Phoenix.
  • Home prices in Columbus are 63.2% lower than in Phoenix.
  • Income in Columbus is 19.9% lower than in Phoenix.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Columbus is 49.9% lower than in Phoenix.
  • The cost of living for a family in Columbus is 44.6% lower than in Phoenix.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbus is 24.24% lower than in Phoenix.
  • Sales taxes in Columbus are 4.65% higher than in Phoenix.
  • State income taxes in Columbus are 130.00% higher than in Phoenix.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $1,503.51 in Columbus to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Phoenix.

How is life different in Phoenix compared to Columbus?

Columbus Phoenix
Population 206,922 1,608,139
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 2 6
Walkability score 25 41
Bike friendliness score 31 56
Crime Index 39.07 42.86
Safety Index 25.48 46.6
Air Quality Good Moderate
  • Columbus's population is about 87% less than Phoenix.
  • Columbus's public transportation has a score of 2 out of 10 versus Phoenix's lower score of 6.
  • Columbus is less walkable than Phoenix with a score of 25 out of 100 vs Phoenix's 41 out of 100.
  • Columbus is less bike-friendly than Phoenix with a score of 31 out of 100 vs Phoenix's 56.
  • Columbus's crime rate is lower than Phoenix with a score of 39.07 compared to Phoenix's 42.86. This means that Columbus neighborhoods are safer than 39.07% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Phoenix neighborhoods are safer than 42.86%.
  • Columbus is considered to be less safe than Phoenix with a score of 25.48 vs Phoenix's 46.6.
  • Air quality in Columbus is good, and in Phoenix it's moderate.

Considerations for moving to Columbus

  • Weather: Columbus has hot and humid summers and cool to mild winters..
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: Moving companies in Georgia are regulated by the the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS). Regulations include insurance requirements and the handling of consumer complaints. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Georgia moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Georgia does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to Columbus. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Opt for Released Value Protection for its cost-effectiveness, offered by movers at no extra charge. However, it provides minimal coverage, with the mover's responsibility limited to 60 cents per pound per article. For comprehensive coverage matching the full value of your items, explore other options with your chosen moving company or consider a third-party insurance provider.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Phoenix movers

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4012 W Turney Ave Suite B1, Phoenix, AZ, 85019
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10000 N. 31st Ave. Suite C100-127, Phoenix, AZ, 85051
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Visit our best long distance movers in Phoenix page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

What to do in Columbus

These are some of the best things to do in your new Georgia home.

  • National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
  • Columbus Riverwalk
  • National Civil War Naval Museum
  • Columbus Museum
  • Flat Rock Park
  • Coca-Cola Space Science Center
  • Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center
  • Columbus Botanical Garden
  • The Lunch Box Museum
  • Georgia Visitor Information Center - Columbus

Get your sports on!

Columbus is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Columbus Lions (NAL)
  • Columbus River Dragons (FPHL)
  • Columbus Chatt-a-Hoots (SBL)
  • Columbus Rapids (NISL)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Phoenix to Columbus?

The best time to move from Phoenix to Columbus is during the spring or fall. These seasons offer milder weather and avoid higher moving costs during the peak moving season in Phoenix.

When is the cheapest time to move from Phoenix to Columbus?

Because most people are moving from Phoenix to Columbus in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

How long does a move from Phoenix to Columbus take?

The 1,794-mile move from Phoenix, AZ, to Columbus, GA, takes 5-16 days. Some Phoenix movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Columbus.

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