Cost of living in Akron, Ohio, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.81
12 eggs, large $2.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.76
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,248
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $819
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $157
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $885
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $563
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $99
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $33
40” flat screen TV $347
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $83
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $38
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $68
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $94
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,686
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.57
Monthly ticket public transport $42
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $12
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $65
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.01
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.51
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.23
Tube of toothpaste $1.74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $31
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $139
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $64
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.89
iPad Air 2, 64GB $460
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.56
1 month of gym membership in business district $45
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.92
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 242 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: October 20, 2017.

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