Cleveland, OH Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Cleveland's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
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 6522 places we measured in Ohio. By definition, that implies Cleveland ranks as the #5611 most expensive place in the Buckeye State.

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
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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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Cleveland Ohio United States
Median Home Value $68,500 $140,000 $204,900
Median Rent $700 $788 $1,023
Median Income $29,008 $54,533 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.4x 2.6x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Cleveland

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Cleveland
Lakewood, OH 50,553 93 1.1x
Cleveland Heights, OH 44,865 94 1.1x
Strongsville, OH 44,752 102 1.2x
Westlake, OH 32,378 108 1.3x
North Olmsted, OH 31,888 96 1.1x
Garfield Heights, OH 28,001 87 1.0x
Shaker Heights, OH 27,620 104 1.2x
Solon, OH 23,038 114 1.3x
Rocky River, OH 20,310 104 1.2x
Broadview Heights, OH 19,242 104 1.2x

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