Consumer News: Rent and gas prices continue rising in Columbia

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COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Some bad news for drivers tonight, as the cost for filling up increases. GasBuddy says the average price for a gallon of gas in Columbia rose by nearly 12 cents, to $3.72 per gallon, but that’s still 14 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. On the other hand, the national average of gas has risen for this first time in more than a month. Drivers are paying roughly 5 cents per gallon more this week, averaging $4.11.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Columbia’s rent report for the month of March shows prices are still increasing here at home, despite a nationwide decrease. According to a report from, rent prices in the capital city increased 0.8% in March, totaling 15.2% overall. Year-over-year rent growth in Columbia currently stands at 15.5%, compared to 6.6% during this time last year. Since the start of the pandemic in march 2020, Columbia’s rent is up by 23.1%.

ABC NEWS– Ticket prices for your favorite concerts and live shows heading higher. Along with rent and gas prices, get ready to open your wallet even more. ABC’s Dierdre Bolton looks at what’s behind the price hikes  and how you can still score some deals.

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