$1,524 Movers From Columbus to Tempe

Quick Answer: The cost to move from Columbus, OH to Tempe, AZ averages from $1,373 to $9,040 depending on how much you're moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the move yourself.

Hiring a full-service Columbus moving company will be on the more expensive side, while renting a truck or moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Here's everything you need to know about your upcoming move to Tempe, AZ.

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

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Moving from Columbus to Tempe resources

Moving 1,871 miles is no joke. Here's what you need to know.

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

Columbus movers charge $145 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 $1,524 - $5,974 $1,383 - $3,553 $1,322 - $2,495
2 - 3 bedrooms $4,025 - $9,040 $2,465 - $5,152 $1,373 - $2,907
4+ bedrooms $7,661 - $12,740 $3,304 - $6,393 $1,860 - $3,559
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*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,871 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.

The cost to move from Columbus to Tempe will depend on:

  • Move size: The amount of items you have — as well as your home size and layout — will impact the total cost of your relocation.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Columbus, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs Professional Mover: DIY moving services are usually cheaper but involve more work and stress compared to letting the pros handle your move.

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

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Columbus to Tempe will cost between $1,524 to $5,974. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $4,025 to $9,040, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Columbus to Tempe will cost from $7,661 to $12,740.

How much are moving container companies from Columbus to Tempe?

Moving containers from Columbus to Tempe will cost you $1,383 to $3,553 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,465 to $5,152. A larger home will cost $3,304 to $6,393.

How much is a moving truck from Columbus to Tempe?

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 $1,322 to $2,495. A larger move will cost $1,373 to $2,907, and a four-bedroom move from Columbus to Tempe costs from $1,860 to $3,559. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Columbus to Tempe moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Columbus to Tempe 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 Columbus to Tempe.

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(844) 950-2963

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If you're just trying to ship a few items, here are our picks for the best small load moving companies.

Pros and cons of moving from Columbus to Tempe

Cost of living: Columbus vs Tempe

Columbus Tempe
Average rent cost $1,450 $1,800
Average home value $235,958 $470,011
Average income (per capita) $63,639 $64,080
Cost of Living (single person) $915 $2,510
Cost of Living (family of 4) $3,229 $4,466
Unemployment rate 5.7% 5.0%
Sales Tax 7.5% 8.1%
State Income Tax 3.99% 2.5%
  • Rent prices in Tempe are 24% higher than in Columbus.
  • Home prices in Tempe are 99.2% higher than in Columbus.
  • Income is the same in Tempe and Columbus.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Tempe is 174.3% higher than in Columbus.
  • The cost of living for a family in Tempe is 38.3% higher than in Columbus.
  • The unemployment rate in Tempe is 12.28% lower than in Columbus.
  • Sales taxes in Tempe are 8.00% higher than in Columbus.
  • State income taxes in Tempe are 37.34% lower than in Columbus.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $8,229.51 in Tempe to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Columbus.

How is life different in Columbus compared to Tempe?

Tempe Columbus
Population 180,587 905,748
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 8 5
Walkability score 54 41
Bike friendliness score 75 48
Crime Index 48.19 37.49
Safety Index 57.26 56.58
Air Quality Good Good
  • Tempe's population is about 80% less than Columbus.
  • Tempe's public transportation has a score of 8 out of 10 versus Columbus's higher score of 5.
  • Tempe is more walkable than Columbus with a score of 54 out of 100 vs Columbus's 41 out of 100.
  • Tempe is more bike-friendly than Columbus with a score of 75 out of 100 vs Columbus's 48.
  • Tempe's crime rate is higher than Columbus with a score of 48.19 compared to Columbus's 37.49. This means that Tempe neighborhoods are safer than 48.19% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Columbus neighborhoods are safer than 37.49%.
  • Tempe is considered to be safer than Columbus with a safety index of 57.26 vs Columbus's 56.58.
  • Air quality in Tempe is good, and in Columbus it's good.

Considerations for moving to Tempe

  • Weather: Tempe has very hot summers and little rainfall..
  • 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: Though Arizona is largely an “unregulated” state, local moving companies are subject to some Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) and Department of Weights and Measures regulations intended to ensure that they operate safely and ethically. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Arizona moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Arizona 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 Tempe. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Choose Released Value Protection for its cost-effectiveness—offered by movers at no extra charge, although it provides minimal coverage. With a liability limit of 60 cents per pound per article, consider this option carefully. For instance, if a 50-inch TV weighing 25 pounds is lost or damaged, your reimbursement would only be $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). For comprehensive coverage of your items' full value, consult with your moving company for alternative options or consider third-party insurance providers.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Columbus movers

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Visit our best long distance movers in Columbus page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

What to do in Tempe

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

  • Mill Avenue District
  • Tempe Town Lake
  • Arizona State University
  • SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium
  • Tempe Marketplace
  • Arizona Mills
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Hayden Butte Preserve
  • Papago Park
  • Tempe Diablo Stadium

Get your sports on!

Tempe is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Arizona State University Sun Devils (NCAA)

FAQs about moving from Columbus to Tempe

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

The best time to move from Columbus to Tempe is during the transitional seasons of spring or fall, considering the summer highs of 104ºF and the winter lows of 42ºF in Tempe.

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

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

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