Cost of Living


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Athens Cost of Living Chart

Athens has a lower cost of living than many communities. As of December, 2016, Athens’ cost of living index was 92, which is 8 points lower than the U.S. cost of living index (100). Home prices in Athens County have also not experienced the volatility seen in other markets.

  COST OF LIVING Athens, Ohio United States
Overall  93 100
Grocery   92.4 100
Health   96 100
Housing 83 100
Utilities 106 100
Transportation 98 100
Miscellaneous   99 100

*Data retrieved from Sperling’s Best Places.


Adjusted Average Earnings

The Adjusted Average Earnings report breaks down incomes by industry NAICS codes. The utilities, energy, and government industry clusters are among the highest average earnings. Click below to download the complete EMSI report.

Adjusted Average Earnings


Cost of Living Comparison Chart

County Cost of Living Score
Athens 90
Hocking 90.4
Gallia 92.7
Fairfield 94
Washington 94.3
Licking 95.6
Franklin 102.6

*Data retrieved from EMSI