Cost of Living in Cincinnati

06 Aug Cost of Living in Cincinnati

Can I afford to build my dream home?

Before moving to the Queen City, you likely want to know the cost of living in Cincinnati. Whether you are moving for work, family or just a new environment, you might be shocked to see how much the day-to-day cost of living changes across the country, or even across your state. 

Here are a few of the common questions you might be asking yourself:

  • How much does it really cost to live in Cincinnati?
  • How will my utility and grocery costs be affected?
  • How much will it cost to build there? 

Well, let’s dive right in and answer a few of these right now. 

According to the cost of living in Cincinnati is 89.6 on a scale of 1 to 100 with the national average serving as the standard at 100. This is due in part to low health and housing costs which come in at 86.4 and 69.9, respectively. Cincinnati scored just below the rest of the Buckeye state  in most of the categories meaning a lateral move could be a pretty easy adjustment for you and your family. 

Payscale uses a similar ranking system, but went into more detail on the specific costs. They calculated the cost of living in Cincinnati as eight percent below the national average with utilities and groceries sliding in at five and nine percent below.  

Both sites also allow you to compare the cost of living in Cincinnati to your current location, which should give you an easily relatable baseline. 

The only real detriment listed on the two sites is the cost of transportation, but with the Cincinnati Bell Connector, Metro and Southbank Shuttle, you may be able to cut down your costs with some clever planning. 

As for housing, Diyanni Homes is ready to help you find the perfect place to live with options starting in the mid $200s spanning the state of Ohio. It’s a big state, so we split these counties into four different regions and each has a dedicated model home and sales center. The four are Columbus, Delaware, Cleveland and Cincinnati. 

As a custom builder, we have the flexibility to make a home exactly for you – and your wallet. So flexible in fact, that you can use one of our designs or bring your own to the table. And, we can even help you find the land. Call 855-DIYANNI or contact us to start the process today.