Cincinnati cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexCincinnatiOhioNational
Cost of living index8891100
IndexCincinnatiOhioNational
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9399100
Health care index9596100
Housing index7076100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index106101100

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  • The cost of living in Cincinnati is 3% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Cincinnati is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cincinnati is 30% lower than the national average.
  • Ohio general sales tax is 13% higher than the national average.
  • Ohio state income tax is 76% lower than the national average.

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Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%

Goods & Services

ItemCincinnatiNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.50$14.5914.3%
Beauty Salon $32.61$34.686.0%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.472.7%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.72$9.871.5%
Bowling $4.08$4.397.1%

Groceries

ItemCincinnatiNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.21$4.486.0%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4626.2%
Milk $1.63$2.3630.8%
Potatoes $3.00$3.062.0%
Pizza $8.19$9.2411.4%
Beer $8.22$8.634.8%

Health Care

ItemCincinnatiNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.90$99.788.9%
Doctor $92.83$105.0311.6%
Dentist $83.38$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $8.10$9.4113.9%
Lipitor $317.61$298.506.4%

Housing

ItemCincinnatiNational avg.Difference
Home Price $126,900.00$181,400.0030.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $812.88$1,081.0324.8%
Apartment Rent $630.00$889.0029.1%

Transportation

ItemCincinnatiNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.093.1%
Tire Balancing $42.99$45.295.1%

Utilities

ItemCincinnatiNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$202.79$170.8018.7%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Grandview, OH1,37480-20%
Miamiville, OH34382-18%
Elmwood Place, OH2,08482-18%
Addyston, OH84182-18%
Arlington Heights, OH83083-17%
Cincinnati, OH297,31488-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lexington-Fayette, KY296,76693-7%
Stockton, CA292,2621099%
Anchorage, AK291,47012828%
Corpus Christi, TX305,42789-11%
Riverside, CA306,12811717%
Cincinnati, OH297,31488-12%
Source: The Cincinnati, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.