Dayton, OH Cost of Living

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Dayton cost of living score
Less expensive
20.2% lower
than the US average
3.5% lower
than the Ohio average
Dayton, Ohio gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 79.8, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 20.2% lower than the U.S. average and 3.5% higher than the average for Ohio.

Dayton, OH

Housing costs in Dayton?
A typical home costs $104,600, which is 69.1% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 46.9% less expensive than the average Ohio home, at $197,000. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Dayton costs $920 per month, which is 35.7% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 6.5% cheaper than the state average of $980.

Can I afford Dayton?
To live comfortably in Dayton, Ohio, a minimum annual income of $20,160 for a family, and $28,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Dayton?
Dayton, Ohio presents budget friendly living opportunities; median house values come in around $79K while the median rent for a one bedroom apartment usually stands between roughly $650 - 750 based on area or building type selected. Essential items such as food and utilities are estimated to stay very similar to those seen throughout the nation wheres taxes have historically been slightly lower than some other places throughout Montgomery County due primarily Dayton’s position west Ohio-Indiana metropolitan region .
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Over 1 years ago

I've lived in Dayton Ohio for over 7 years. I live in a historic district within a short walk to Oregon district and down town. The summer concert series at Levitt  More

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Over 6 years ago

Spent years assigned at WPAFB (in Mar 90 - Aug 95') and lived in Oakwood for 5 years. We loved it and have nothing negative to say. Locals were friendly and interested  More

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I spent four and a half miserable years here. Essentially, your only employment opportunities are in healthcare or at the base. I worked at the base; they were  More

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