A wise sage once said:
“She works hard for the money…”
And these places in Ohio definitely treat her right.
You see, these are the places in Ohio where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Buckeye State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.
So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 250 largest places in Ohio, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.
- Youngstown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Warren (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Campbell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Greenville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Struthers (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Salem (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Niles (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Girard (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Eaton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Conneaut (Photos | Homes For Sale)
So listen up Pepper Pike (the most expensive place in Ohio) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.
And if you already knew these places were cheap, check out some more reading about Ohio and the cheapest places in the country:
How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Buckeye State For 2018
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:
- Health Insurance
You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Ohio to figure out which is the least expensive.
What you are left with is a “Cost of Living Index” that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.
So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 250 places in Ohio that have more than 5,000 people.
And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.
San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County. According to the 2010 Census, Youngstown had a city proper population of 66,982, while the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area it anchors contained 565,773 people in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio, and Mercer County in Pennsylvania.
Warren is a city in and the County seat of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. Located in northeastern Ohio along the Mahoning River, Warren is approximately 14 miles northwest of Youngstown and 15 miles west of the Pennsylvania state border.
Greenville is a city in and county seat of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The population was 13,227 at the 2010 census.
Struthers is a city in Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. The population was 10,713 at the 2010 census. Struthers is served by a branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Salem is a city in northern Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. At the 2010 census, the city’s population was 12,303. Salem is the principal city of the Salem, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion of the city that extends into Mahoning County is considered part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Niles is a city in Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The city’s population was 19,266 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Girard is a city in Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The population was 9,958 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Eaton is a city in and the county seat of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,407 at the 2010 census. Eaton’s sister city is Rdental bei Coburg.
Conneaut is a city in Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States, along Lake Erie at the mouth of Conneaut Creek. The population was 12,841 at the 2010 Census. Conneaut is located at the far northeastern corner of the state.
There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Ohio Cheapskate
If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in Ohio, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.
Here’s a look at the most expensive cities in Ohio according to the data:
- Pepper Pike
For more Ohio reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Ohio
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Ohio For 2018
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Ohio
Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Ohio
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