Cleveland, OH Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
85
Cleveland's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
50 out of 286
In Ohio
795 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Cleveland is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Cleveland, OH?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Cleveland has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Ohio, Cleveland has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Ohio's index of 91.

The standard of living in Cleveland ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Ohio. By definition, that implies Cleveland ranks as the #5,611 most expensive place in the Buckeye State.

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Cleveland Cost Of Living Vs. Ohio

Living Expense Cleveland Ohio National Average
Overall 85 91 100
Services 101 100 100
Groceries 106 98 100
Health 106 96 100
Housing 46 73 100
Transportation 103 102 100
Utilities 94 91 100
For more reading on cost of living around Ohio, check out:
Cleveland Cost of Living Vs. OH

Cleveland, 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.

$69,600
Median Home Value
$719
Median Rent
$30,907
Median Income
Statistic Cleveland Ohio United States
Median Home Value $69,600 $145,700 $217,500
Median Rent $719 $808 $1,062
Median Income $30,907 $56,602 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Cleveland Services Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cleveland Ohio
Shampoo $1.07 $1.01
Movie $11.26 $10.72
Bowling $15.6 $13.86

Detailed Cleveland Groceries Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cleveland Ohio
Ground Beef $4.81 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.81 $1.4
Milk $1.54 $1.96

Detailed Cleveland Health Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cleveland Ohio
Haircut $19.4 $17.49
Beauty Salon $35.8 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.37 $2.32

Detailed Cleveland Transportation Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cleveland Ohio
Potatoes $3.21 $3.18
Pizza $11.99 $10.39
Beer $8.28 $9.23
Optometrist $85.4 $106.34
Doctor $117.0 $115.25
Dentist $111.0 $98.38

Detailed Cleveland Utilities Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Cleveland Ohio
Gasoline $2.83 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.27 $48.9
All Electricity $152.39 $167.6
Phone $177.75 $163.42

Cleveland SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Cleveland

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Cleveland
Lakewood, OH 50,259 93 1.1x
Strongsville, OH 44,719 102 1.2x
Cleveland Heights, OH 44,571 94 1.1x
Westlake, OH 32,275 108 1.3x
North Olmsted, OH 31,710 96 1.1x
Garfield Heights, OH 27,814 87 1.0x
Shaker Heights, OH 27,387 104 1.2x
Solon, OH 22,947 114 1.3x
Rocky River, OH 20,198 104 1.2x
Broadview Heights, OH 19,195 104 1.2x

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