Cost of Living in Dayton, OH

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1593
$3788
🛋️ Without rent
$704
$2245
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$888
$1544
🍽️ Food
$499
$1291
🚐 Transport
$67.2
$185
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3353
😀 Quality of life
83
🏙️ Population
138K

The average cost of living in Dayton is $1593, which is in the top 26% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2446th out of 9294 in our global list, 2002nd out of 2202 in the United States, and 76th out of 89 in Ohio.

The median after-tax salary is $3353, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 252nd (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 67th best city to live in the United States, and 4th most liveable city in Ohio. With an estimated population of 138K, Dayton is the 213th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 15 km Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
😷 Air quality Good 10.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 645 Wright State University
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Prices in Dayton

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.74
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.24
 Cappuccino
$3.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1010
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$683
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1800
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1255
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$113
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.43%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4928
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$341
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$54.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.42
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$42
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$900
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8025

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