Cost of Living

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Athens Cost of Living Chart

Athens has a lower cost of living than many communities. As of March 2022, Athens’ cost of living index was 79.4, which is 20.6 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  79.4 100
Grocery   104 100
Health   89.9 100
Housing 76.6 100
Utilities 104.8 100
Transportation 59.5 100
Miscellaneous   92.2 100

*Data retrieved from Sperling’s Best Places.


Occupation Snapshot report

The Adjusted Average Earnings report breaks down incomes by industry SOC codes. The legal, management, and information technology industry clusters are among the highest average earnings. Click below to download the complete JobsEQ report.

Occupation Snapshot


Cost of Living Comparison Chart

County Cost of Living Score
Athens 79.4
Hocking 85.8
Gallia 79
Fairfield 92.6
Washington 79
Licking 93.9
Franklin 90.1

*Data retrieved from Sperling’s Best Places.