Dayton, OH Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Dayton'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 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 6522 places we measured in Ohio. By definition, that implies Dayton ranks as the #5884 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
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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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Dayton Ohio United States
Median Home Value $66,500 $140,000 $204,900
Median Rent $681 $788 $1,023
Median Income $31,395 $54,533 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.1x 2.6x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Dayton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Dayton
Kettering, OH 55,405 91 1.1x
Beavercreek, OH 46,600 100 1.2x
Huber Heights, OH 39,219 89 1.1x
Riverside, OH 25,087 86 1.0x
Trotwood, OH 24,361 85 1.0x
Centerville, OH 23,821 98 1.2x
Springboro, OH 18,042 102 1.2x
Vandalia, OH 15,080 91 1.1x
Clayton, OH 13,172 92 1.1x
West Carrollton, OH 12,954 87 1.0x

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