The 10 Cheapest Cleveland, OH Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Cleveland are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Cleveland might be more expensive than living in rural Ohio, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Cleveland neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Cleveland are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Cleveland for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Indurstrial Valley looks to be the cheaptest Cleveland neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Cleveland. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Cleveland that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Cleveland.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Cleveland For 2022

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Population: 1,068
Cost Of Living Index: 74 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 0.4 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.009 (cheapest)
More on Indurstrial Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,509
Cost Of Living Index: 78 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.027 (23rd cheapest)
More on Woodland Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 17,093
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (9th cheapest)
More on Puritas Longmead: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 14,055
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (13th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (16th cheapest)
More on Glenville: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,886
Cost Of Living Index: 88 (3cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.6 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (3rd cheapest)
More on Riverside: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 16,105
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.022 (12th cheapest)
More on West Boulevard: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,296
Cost Of Living Index: 79 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.0 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.032 (35th cheapest)
More on North Broadway: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 9,750
Cost Of Living Index: 78 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (19th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.026 (2cheapest)
More on Union Miles Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,306
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.028 (28th cheapest)
More on Stockyards: Homes For Sale | Data

Jefferson Cleveland, OH

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Population: 18,606
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (26th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (14th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (5th cheapest)
More on Jefferson: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Cleveland Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Cleveland, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 36 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Cleveland." We're lookin' at you, Indurstrial Valley.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Cleveland. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Cleveland

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Cleveland where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Cleveland aren't all cheap. University District takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Cleveland.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Cleveland For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Indurstrial Valley 74
2 Woodland Hills 78
3 Puritas Longmead 83
4 Glenville 82
5 Riverside 88
6 West Boulevard 84
7 North Broadway 79
8 Union Miles Park 78
9 Stockyards 83
10 Jefferson 85
11 Goodrich-Kirkland 84
12 Old Brooklyn 87
13 Fairfax 81
14 North Collinwood 83
15 Central 80
16 Lee Miles 84
17 Saint Claire-Superior 82
18 Euclid Green 83
19 Kamm's Corner 92
20 South Broadway 84
21 Forest Hills 84
22 South Collinwood 84
23 Brooklyn Center 84
24 Cudell 85
25 Buckeye Shaker 84
26 Mt Pleasant 81
27 Corlett 85
28 Tremont 92
29 Kinsmith 81
30 Edgewater 88
31 Downtown 88
32 Detroit Shoreway 87
33 Ohio City-West Side 92
34 Hough 82
35 Clark Fulton 85
36 University District 93

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Cleveland.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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