Cost of Living
Living costs are 16.5 percent below the national average based on the first quarter 2016 ACCRA report. Based on the prices of 59 different items, the report measures intercity cost differences for consumer goods and services. Taxes and non-consumer expenditures are excluded. In the all-items index, which includes grocery items, housing, utilities, transportation, healthcare, and miscellaneous goods and services, Cleveland’s living costs are 83.5 percent. The U.S. average is 100 percent.