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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Ohio 2020

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  • Greenville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,979
  • I've been living in Greenville for six years and have enjoyed the small town conveniences of this cultural and historic community that I've chosen to raise my three kids in. Greenville is historically…[read more]
77
  • Eaton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,274
77
  • Galion, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,245
  • During my search for a new town in Ohio to call home I spoke with a few friends who have been living in Galion for a few years. I wanted their input before I made the decision to move there. What I was…[read more]
65
  • Mansfield, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,902
  • The people are some of the nastiest, rudest people I have ever encountered. Every time I go through there I have a bad experience. Two women behind me in a clothing store recently made snarky comments…[read more]
61
  • Youngstown, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,161
  • Youngstown as you knew it is completely GONE! Sadly not coming back soon until local gov't wakes up and decides we need not a new SUV but a new CEO! Priorities are clear here with almost all local…[read more]
67
  • Willard, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,105
79
  • Bucyrus, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,011
  • I experienced great memories while living in Bucyrus Ohio. The city is located in Crawford County. Bucyrus is about 28 miles west of Mansfield. The town is a small suburb that is convenient to…[read more]
71
  • Cambridge, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,495
  • When you hear the name Cambridge you think of an upscale, picturesque place. Well, let me present you with some reality: this is NOT that Cambridge. My wife and I have been living in Cambridge, Ohio for…[read more]
75
  • Coshocton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,190
  • I've lived in Coshocton, Ohio my entire life. It is a medium sized town even though it is called "The City of Coshocton." Trust me, this is not a city. Coshocton has a suburban area, a small downtown and…[read more]
74
  • Sandusky, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,338
  • As a former resident, I can honestly say that living in Sandusky, Ohio is something that I would love to be able to do again. Located on the shores of Lake Erie and situated between the cities of Toledo…[read more]
78
  • Shelby, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,751
67
  • Warren, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,433
  • Warren, a city in Trumbull County, Ohio is a very nice place to live. I've lived in Warren for about a year, but it feels like much longer. When I moved to Warren from Cleveland, I was worried that…[read more]
85
  • Campbell, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,040
85
  • Bellevue, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,059
69
  • Zanesville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,467
  • Zanesville, Ohio is a small city located a few hours east of Columbus. It can be described as not quite a small town, but also not a big city. The economy of Zanesville will leave you wanting more as…[read more]
67
  • Wellston, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,595
67
  • Fostoria, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,397
  • Fostoria, Ohio is truly the last of its kind. I love living in Fostoria not only because of the warm and welcoming community, but also because of the traditional family values and true Americana…[read more]
67
  • Nelsonville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,249
75
  • Uhrichsville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,399
88
  • Ashland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,419
  • I moved here a little under two years ago for personal reasons and for my child to have a decent school to go to. I have found the people very unwelcoming and cliquish, no culture or nightlife, shopping…[read more]
67
  • Canton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,163
  • This is by far one of the worst city/towns I have ever lived in! They have an incredible high city tax, yet you don’t see any Wealth put into the community. The city just pours money in a clusterf*cked…[read more]
83
  • Struthers, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,445
  • I’ve lived in Struthers, OH city for long and it’s entirely the best place to settle. The small town location is in Mahoning County, United States. It has a friendly neighborhood thus making it the best…[read more]
87
  • Mount Vernon, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,777
  • One of the great things about living in Mount Vernon, Ohio is the number of outdoor activities the town offers. During the summer the Hiawatha Pool Water Park is a central gathering place for the…[read more]
59
  • Dayton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 141,143
  • Pros: peaceful, calm and quiet place. Average commute time is 18 to 25 minuets within Dayton. Very low cost of living. Cons: People are usually religious (good) - they are really not exposed to diversity…[read more]
76
  • Bryan, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,480
77
  • Ironton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,049
  • Living in Ironton, Ohio has been a decent experience for my family. The local area is located right on the Ohio, River and right on the West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio border. The local population is…[read more]
63
  • East Liverpool, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,919
  • It's kind of sad when the highest praise you can give a city is the fact that it has decent schools. Unfortunately, that is just the case when it comes to East Liverpool, Ohio. I have been living in East…[read more]
90
  • Marietta, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,912
  • The best thing about living in Marietta is the beautiful rivers: Ohio and Muskingham. We have a local college so it is nice to be in a more liberal environment. Marietta College is beautiful and adds to…[read more]
54
  • East Cleveland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,413
  • I am specifically reviewing an apartment that my boyfriend and I were sent to for a viewing at 1885 Taylor rd. in East Cleveland. The person who was supposed to show us around never showed up but in the…[read more]
64
  • Lima, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,836
  • I love living in Lima, Ohio because it's full of friendly inviting people. I like to refer to us as the patriotic city because we think highly of our veterans. We have a Freedom Flag Monument, Veterans…[read more]
79
  • Niles, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,877
  • Whether you're a sports fan, a history buff or a foodie, you'll find great things to do in Niles. Eastwood Field is one of the best places to attend a baseball game in the city. Eastwood Mall is also…[read more]
82
  • Alliance, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,121
  • Alliance, Ohio is located close to Akron and Cleveland, and halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Alliance is a small city with a large community. It is home to University of Mount Union which boasts…[read more]
85
  • Norwalk, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,862
  • Norwalk, Ohio is one of those little places you always wish you could find to move to, raise a family, get to know all the neighbors, and just live a peaceful life. We've been living in Norwalk ever…[read more]
82
  • Girard, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,615
  • So, being one that doesn't care much for the city life and enjoys quite cozy neighborhoods, I also loves to walk around town and get errands done at the same time while remaining close to city amenities.…[read more]
69
  • Logan, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,205
67
  • Portsmouth, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,393
  • There are a number of northern cities located across rivers from southern cities. This is the case for P-Town, Portsmouth, Ohio. It is on the northern bank of the Ohio River facing Kentucky. This is…[read more]
66
  • Kenton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,719
87
  • Belpre, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,450
65
  • Akron, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 198,508
  • Akron is a lot like Cleveland but not as nice. No real reason too end up here unless you live in northeast Ohio because Cleveland is so much nicer and has more to do. Decent place too live though.…[read more]
69
  • Whitehall, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,596
  • Whitehall Ohio's nickname is "Ram Country." It has an area of 5.29 square miles. The city has the Big Walnut Creek flowing through it. Whitehall is near Columbus, Ohio - only 8.7 miles away. Its primary…[read more]
73
  • Marion, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,568
  • What can I say? Marion does have some good qualities that give it merit. One of the most popular attractions here is the Granite Revolving Ball in Marion Cemetery. Definitely eerie. There's also the…[read more]
62
  • Springfield, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,761
  • This city is created specifically for the elderly. All the attractions are historical buildings and nature outings. The community is extremely separated. There isn't a night life all the businesses close…[read more]
63
  • Toledo, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 280,854
  • Be forewarned, the Toledo BBB is the worst place to turn to for recommendations. Having relied on their rating for a roofer, only to be swindled, we notified the BBB. After providing them with all the…[read more]
78
  • Martins Ferry, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,813
75
  • Washington Court House, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,115
  • Living in Washington Courthouse, OH allows me to be apart of an incredible community. Living in Ohio means lots of things, but most importantly it means having neighbors who are more than just your…[read more]
71
  • Fremont, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,388
  • I have been living in Fremont, Ohio ever since I graduated from college in 1998 and I love it here! I live in one of the best areas in the city, but I honestly don't think there are too many bad ones.…[read more]
56
  • Trotwood, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,372
  • Trotwood, Ohio is a far northwest suburb of the larger city, Dayton. Trotwood can be described as mediocre only because half of the city is decent and safe, but the other half, not so much. Trotwood used…[read more]
78
  • Barberton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,266
79
  • Lincoln Village, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,882
79
  • Jackson, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,346

Finding an affordable place to live in Ohio is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Ohio that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Ohio. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Ohio.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Ohio with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Ohio, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Ohio, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.