Cost of Living

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Athens Cost of Living Chart

Athens has a lower cost of living than many communities. As of February 2021, Athens’ cost of living index was 87, which is 13 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  87 100
Grocery   103.7 100
Health   102 100
Housing 84.9 100
Utilities 105.1 100
Transportation 60.6 100
Miscellaneous   92.1 100

*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 87
Hocking 85.8
Gallia 79
Fairfield 86.8
Washington 86.6
Licking 93.9
Franklin 90.1

*Data retrieved from Sperling’s Best Places.