Moving from New York City to Columbus (Movers from $1,252)

Quick answer: A move from New York City to Columbus costs $901 to $6,307 and takes 2-7 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 973-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from New York City 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 New York City guide.

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How much does it cost to move from New York City to Columbus?

New York City movers charge $110 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 $1,252 - $5,345 $1,040 - $2,359 $778 - $1,549
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,584 - $6,307 $1,812 - $3,452 $901 - $1,787
4+ bedrooms $4,319 - $9,064 $2,367 - $4,628 $1,075 - $2,260
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 973 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 New York City to Columbus

The cost of New York City 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 New York City to Columbus can be as low as $1,252 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $7,054.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in New York City, 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 $778 to $2,029. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from New York City to Columbus?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from New York City to Columbus will cost between $1,252 to $5,345. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,584 to $6,307, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from New York City to Columbus will cost from $4,319 to $9,064.

How much are moving container companies from New York City to Columbus?

Moving containers from New York City to Columbus will cost you $1,040 to $2,359 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,812 to $3,452. A larger home will cost $2,367 to $4,628.

How much is a moving truck from New York City 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 $778 to $1,549. A larger move will cost $901 to $1,787, and a four-bedroom move from New York City to Columbus costs from $1,075 to $2,260. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best New York City to Columbus moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from New York City 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 New York City to Columbus.

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Pros and cons of moving from New York City to Columbus

Cost of living: New York City vs Columbus

New York City Columbus
Average rent cost $4,000 $1,095
Average home value $729,936 $153,667
Average income (per capita) $75,624 $50,542
Cost of Living (single person) $1,594 $1,286
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,883 $3,228
Unemployment rate 11.2% 5.0%
Sales Tax 8.0% 9.0%
State Income Tax 10.9% 5.75%
  • Rent prices in Columbus are 73% lower than in New York City.
  • Home prices in Columbus are 78.9% lower than in New York City.
  • Income in Columbus is 33.2% lower than in New York City.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Columbus is 19.3% lower than in New York City.
  • The cost of living for a family in Columbus is 45.1% lower than in New York City.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbus is 55.36% lower than in New York City.
  • Sales taxes in Columbus are 12.50% higher than in New York City.
  • State income taxes in Columbus are 47.25% lower than in New York City.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,420.33 in Columbus to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in New York City.

How is life different in New York City compared to Columbus?

Columbus New York City
Population 206,922 8,804,190
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 2 10
Walkability score 25 88
Bike friendliness score 31 69
Crime Index 39.07 49.94
Safety Index 25.48 50.06
Air Quality Good Good
  • Columbus's population is about 98% less than New York City.
  • Columbus's public transportation has a score of 2 out of 10 versus New York City's lower score of 10.
  • Columbus is less walkable than New York City with a score of 25 out of 100 vs New York City's 88 out of 100.
  • Columbus is less bike-friendly than New York City with a score of 31 out of 100 vs New York City's 69.
  • Columbus's crime rate is lower than New York City with a score of 39.07 compared to New York City's 49.94. This means that Columbus neighborhoods are safer than 39.07% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and New York City neighborhoods are safer than 49.94%.
  • Columbus is considered to be less safe than New York City with a score of 25.48 vs New York City's 50.06.
  • Air quality in Columbus is good, and in New York City it's good.

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 New York City movers

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Visit our best long distance movers in New York City 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 New York City to Columbus?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from New York City to Columbus?

Because most people are moving from New York City 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 New York City to Columbus take?

The 973-mile move from New York City, NY, to Columbus, GA, takes 2-7 days. Some New York City 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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