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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Ohio 2018

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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
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  • Youngstown, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,161
  • I lived in Youngstown, Ohio when I was first married 40 years ago. I remember living right down the street from St. Elizabeth's Hospital and behind Stanbaugh Auditorium. Both are still there today, and
73
  • Eaton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,274
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  • 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
77
  • Campbell, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,040
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  • 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
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  • Uhrichsville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,399
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  • Canton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,163
  • Moved here 6 years ago. Let's put it this way, I am 19 streets away from downtown Canton. Our garage was robbed within the first month of living here. The neighbors have also had theft. Stolen A/C units,
76
  • 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
67
  • Mansfield, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,902
  • Mansfield people are very rude to you, treat people like shit, its who you know or who you fuck in this city to get a job, a date, or any money. Sad but it dawn
66
  • Willard, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,105
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  • 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
71
  • 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
73
  • 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
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
79
  • 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.
71
  • 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
74
  • 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
69
  • Akron, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 198,508
  • I have lived here for most of my life there are no jobs here no opportunity to do better you just stay in your same rut or get worse. Very depressing town most just drink and drink and drink no varity
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
75
  • Shelby, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,751
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  • Wellston, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,595
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  • Barberton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,266
67
  • Nelsonville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,249
82
  • Austintown, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,468
  • Austintown is the best place to live if you’re looking to put your kids into a good school. The town is small though, and there’s often nothing to do outside of supporting the school district in various
83
  • Hubbard, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,686
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  • Bellevue, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,059
77
  • Salem, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,071
  • Salem has a rich history and attractions that you and your family won't want to pass up once you move to the city. If you're a fan of auto racing, you and your loved ones can check out Quaker City
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  • 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
84
  • Ashland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,419
  • I've been living in Ashland Ohio for 3 years and have enjoyed the small town culture here that is provided me and my family with a great place to live and enjoy something special in regards to education,
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  • Massillon, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,268
  • Massillion is a small city that’s filled with a fair number of local amenities. There are parks, cafes, and restaurants to pass the time. Beyond that, it’s a nice quaint town I’ve grown to love, despite
71
  • Ravenna, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,582
  • This is a small industrial town of 11,000 residents. The city supports companies particularly in the rubber industry, like Good Year, GenCorp and Uniroyal Goodrich. The economy is currently blooming here
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  • 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
81
  • Perry Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,732
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Logan, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,205
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  • Kenton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,719
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  • Belpre, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,450
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
73
  • 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
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  • Boardman, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,717
  • I chose to move to Boardman a few years ago due to a job in Youngstown, and it stills feels like I made the right decision. Boardman itself gets a lot of things right, even if it feels like a small town
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  • New Philadelphia, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,412
  • New Philadelphia, Ohio is located just a few hours south of Akron. It is a smaller city with a population of just over 17,000. The city is relatively safe thanks to a well-trained and fair police force,
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  • 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
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  • Lincoln Village, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,882
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  • Rittman, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,528
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  • Jackson, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,346
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  • Chillicothe, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,748
  • What can I say? If you have looked at a newspaper or turned on the news within the last couple of years you will be very familiar with the name of Chillicothe, Ohio due to the crime rate there, including

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.