Dayton, OH Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
83
Dayton's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
25 out of 286
In Ohio
522 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 Dayton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Dayton, OH?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Dayton has an overall cost of living index of 83 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Dayton ranks as #522 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Ohio. By definition, that implies Dayton ranks as the #5,884 most expensive place in the Buckeye State.

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Dayton Cost Of Living Vs. Ohio

Living Expense Dayton Ohio National Average
Overall 83 91 100
Services 103 100 100
Groceries 94 98 100
Health 85 96 100
Housing 45 73 100
Transportation 104 102 100
Utilities 91 91 100
For more reading on cost of living around Ohio, check out:
Dayton Cost of Living Vs. OH

Dayton, 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.

$66,800
Median Home Value
$706
Median Rent
$32,540
Median Income
Statistic Dayton Ohio United States
Median Home Value $66,800 $145,700 $217,500
Median Rent $706 $808 $1,062
Median Income $32,540 $56,602 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.1x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Dayton Services Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Dayton Ohio
Shampoo $0.91 $1.01
Movie $14.83 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Dayton Groceries Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Dayton Ohio
Ground Beef $3.7 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.57 $1.4
Milk $1.38 $1.96

Detailed Dayton Health Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Dayton Ohio
Haircut $18.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $34.9 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.49 $2.32

Detailed Dayton Transportation Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Dayton Ohio
Potatoes $3.79 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $8.99 $9.23
Optometrist $94.67 $106.34
Doctor $79.0 $115.25
Dentist $89.25 $98.38

Detailed Dayton Utilities Costs Vs. Ohio

Item Dayton Ohio
Gasoline $2.78 $2.59
Tire Balancing $50.32 $48.9
All Electricity $144.86 $167.6
Phone $177.0 $163.42

Dayton SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Dayton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Dayton
Kettering, OH 55,390 91 1.1x
Beavercreek, OH 46,942 100 1.2x
Huber Heights, OH 40,006 89 1.1x
Riverside, OH 25,093 86 1.0x
Trotwood, OH 24,375 85 1.0x
Centerville, OH 23,796 98 1.2x
Springboro, OH 18,196 102 1.2x
Vandalia, OH 15,045 91 1.1x
Clayton, OH 13,205 92 1.1x
West Carrollton, OH 12,913 87 1.0x

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