Cincinnati, OH Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
87
Cincinnati's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
89 out of 286
In Ohio
1,101 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 Cincinnati is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Cincinnati, OH?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Cincinnati has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Ohio, Cincinnati has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Ohio's index of 90.

The standard of living in Cincinnati ranks as #1,101 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Ohio. By definition, that implies Cincinnati ranks as the #5,317 most expensive place in the Buckeye State.

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Cincinnati Cost Of Living Vs. Ohio

Living Expense Cincinnati Ohio National Average
Overall 87 90 100
Services 100 100 100
Groceries 94 99 100
Health 99 100 100
Housing 68 74 100
Transportation 108 102 100
Utilities 90 93 100
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Cincinnati Cost of Living Vs. OH

Cincinnati, 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.

$148,700
Median Home Value
$760
Median Rent
$42,663
Median Income
Statistic Cincinnati Ohio United States
Median Home Value $148,700 $151,400 $229,800
Median Rent $760 $825 $1,096
Median Income $42,663 $58,116 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.5x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Cincinnati Services Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cincinnati Ohio
Shampoo $0.94 $1.06
Movie $11.77 $10.68
Bowling $13.55 $14.67

Detailed Cincinnati Groceries Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cincinnati Ohio
Ground Beef $3.71 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.25 $1.39
Milk $1.42 $2.05

Detailed Cincinnati Health Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cincinnati Ohio
Haircut $19.48 $18.62
Beauty Salon $34.8 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.0 $2.34

Detailed Cincinnati Transportation Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cincinnati Ohio
Potatoes $3.87 $3.29
Pizza $10.12 $10.62
Beer $8.93 $9.38
Optometrist $96.61 $108.57
Doctor $109.23 $116.17
Dentist $105.08 $99.13

Detailed Cincinnati Utilities Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cincinnati Ohio
Gasoline $2.29 $2.22
Tire Balancing $57.11 $50.07
All Electricity $134.81 $167.67
Phone $179.1 $175.64

Cincinnati SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Cincinnati

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Cincinnati
Mason, OH 33,592 104 1.2x
Norwood, OH 19,843 89 1.0x
Fort Thomas, KY 16,335 101 1.2x
Newport, KY 15,045 89 1.0x
Monfort Heights, OH 13,124 98 1.1x
Mack, OH 11,228 104 1.2x
Montgomery, OH 10,818 115 1.3x
Forestville, OH 10,648 99 1.1x
Madeira, OH 9,211 110 1.3x
Wyoming, OH 8,540 112 1.3x

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