• Cost of Living

    Big City, Big Value

    With all of the arts, entertainment and nightlife attractions that Cincinnati has to offer, it might come as a surprise that the Queen City is one of the most affordable cities in the country. But our cost of living is actually much lower than many high-profile American cities.

    Here are other cities with major research centers and what you would need to make to equal the purchasing power of a $26,000 salary in Cincinnati:

    Boston  − $38,261

    Philadelphia  − $34,833

    Providence - $35,001

    Baltimore − $33,189

    San Francisco − $45,339

    Cleveland − $28,257

    New York − $60,973

    Durham, NC − $25,832

    Minneapolis − $30,821

    Austin, TX − $25,832

    Pittsburgh − $26,418

    (Figures based on cost-of-living calculations at CNNMoney as of October, 2012)