International Exchange

The Department of Economics welcomes applications for international visiting scholars/doctoral students. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. X. H. Wang at

Columbia is a nice place to live and visit especially for families with children. The living cost in Columbia is one of the lowest in the US. Based on the web page below, the living cost in Columbia is just over 40% of that in New York City:

Rents in Columbia are much lower than the national average. According to the following web page, the lowest average rental rate in a US state is over $700 a month:

In Columbia, the average rental rate for a one bedroom apartment is below $500 a month:

Columbia, Missouri is a mid-sized college town with just over 110,000 residents. The city has regularly been ranked as one of the best places to live in the US. The following website provides more information about Columbia: