Amherst, OH Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
95
Amherst's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
200 out of 286
In Ohio
2,449 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Amherst is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Amherst, OH?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Amherst has an overall cost of living index of 95 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Ohio, Amherst has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Ohio's index of 90.

The standard of living in Amherst ranks as #2,449 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Ohio. By definition, that implies Amherst ranks as the #3,969 most expensive place in the Buckeye State.

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Amherst Cost Of Living Vs. Ohio

Living Expense Amherst Ohio National Average
Overall 95 90 100
Services 102 100 100
Groceries 105 99 100
Health 111 100 100
Housing 81 74 100
Transportation 98 102 100
Utilities 94 93 100
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Amherst Cost of Living Vs. OH

Amherst, OH Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Ohio, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$166,500
Median Home Value
$777
Median Rent
$76,402
Median Income
Statistic Amherst Ohio United States
Median Home Value $166,500 $151,400 $229,800
Median Rent $777 $825 $1,096
Median Income $76,402 $58,116 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.12x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Amherst Services Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Amherst Ohio
Shampoo $1.08 $1.06
Movie $11.87 $10.68
Bowling $16.87 $14.67

Detailed Amherst Groceries Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Amherst Ohio
Ground Beef $5.31 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.83 $1.39
Milk $1.55 $2.05

Detailed Amherst Health Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Amherst Ohio
Haircut $18.34 $18.62
Beauty Salon $31.4 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.65 $2.34

Detailed Amherst Transportation Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Amherst Ohio
Potatoes $3.19 $3.29
Pizza $11.49 $10.62
Beer $9.17 $9.38
Optometrist $86.0 $108.57
Doctor $121.47 $116.17
Dentist $119.67 $99.13

Detailed Amherst Utilities Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Amherst Ohio
Gasoline $2.25 $2.22
Tire Balancing $47.56 $50.07
All Electricity $154.37 $167.67
Phone $180.6 $175.64

Amherst SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
7
Affordability
9
Diversity
6
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Amherst

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Amherst
Lorain, OH 63,832 87 0.9x
Elyria, OH 53,844 86 0.9x
North Ridgeville, OH 33,961 101 1.1x
Westlake, OH 32,154 109 1.1x
North Olmsted, OH 31,562 96 1.0x
Avon Lake, OH 24,309 108 1.1x
Avon, OH 23,233 113 1.2x
Berea, OH 18,713 94 1.0x
Fairview Park, OH 16,219 96 1.0x
Vermilion, OH 10,559 94 1.0x

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