Cost of Living Comparison Between Columbus, OH and Cleveland, OH 

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Cost of Living in Cleveland, OH is 2.1% lower than in Columbus, OH (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Cleveland, OH is 6.2% lower than in Columbus, OH
Rent Prices in Cleveland, OH are 14.5% lower than in Columbus, OH
Restaurant Prices in Cleveland, OH are 9.1% lower than in Columbus, OH
Groceries Prices in Cleveland, OH are 2.0% higher than in Columbus, OH
Local Purchasing Power in Cleveland, OH is 8.3% lower than in Columbus, OH
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Restaurants
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 17.00 $      -15.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 68.00 $      -2.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.59 $ 8.80 $      -16.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 5.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.94 $ 4.87 $      -1.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 $ 2.18 $      -14.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 1.78 $      -21.4 %
Markets
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.44 $ 3.21 $      -6.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.84 $ 3.41 $      +20.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.55 $ 3.00 $      +93.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.55 $ 3.33 $      +30.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.18 $ 4.00 $      -35.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.76 $ 6.46 $      +12.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.12 $ 9.95 $      +22.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.30 $ 3.25 $      +41.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.07 $ 0.89 $      -17.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.40 $ 1.42 $      -41.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.49 $ 2.50 $      +0.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.03 $ 1.36 $      -32.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.61 $      -13.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 $ 2.62 $      +46.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $ 2.17 $      -12.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.36 $ 1.73 $      -26.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.60 $ 2.98 $      -17.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 9.00 $      -10.0 %
Transportation
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.50 $      +25.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $ 95.00 $      +46.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.75 $      -8.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.02 $ 2.25 $      +11.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $ 25.80 $      -4.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.39 $ 3.36 $      -0.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,946.00 $ 36,111.63 $      +20.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,822.13 $ 25,544.50 $      -1.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 232.22 $ 248.54 $      +7.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.33 $ 47.12 $      -11.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.15 $ 60.76 $      -13.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.16 $ 25.00 $      -42.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.00 $ 0.00 $      -100.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 13.00 $      +8.3 %
Childcare
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,233.33 $ 949.00 $      -23.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,333.33 $ 18,780.00 $      +22.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.25 $ 59.54 $      -10.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.10 $ 65.00 $      +41.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.56 $ 100.00 $      +16.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.50 $ 137.00 $      +16.6 %
Rent Per Month
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,523.67 $ 1,237.50 $      -18.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,171.42 $ 921.44 $      -21.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,946.25 $ 2,785.71 $      -5.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,074.54 $ 1,653.57 $      -20.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 292.99 $ 111.48 $      -61.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 294.24 $ 83.61 $      -71.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Columbus, OH Edit Cleveland, OH Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,855.18 $ 3,317.90 $      -13.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.48 6.57      +1.5 %
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