Quality of Life
Home to nine Fortune 500 companies, with strengths in manufacturing, financial services and healthcare, Cincinnati is a recognized business hub and great place to live.

Cincinnati Quality of Life

The City of Cincinnati is widely recognized among the best places to live and work in the Midwest. Not only is Cincinnati a great place to host your business, it is also a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Located on the Ohio River, Cincinnati is one of only 13 cities in the U.S. with a full slate of arts institutions: ballet, opera, theater, symphony and art museums are all located in the Queen City. Our passion for the arts is exceeded only by our passion for our sports teams. Imagine yourself cheering on the hometown Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) and Cincinnati Reds (MLB) as they chase our city’s next championship.

Cost of Living

With a cost of living rating of 88, Cincinnati is much less expensive than the national average of 100. Housing costs in particular, with a rating of 70 vs. the national average, are significantly lower here.

Index Cincinnati Ohio National
Overall 88 91 100
Goods & Services 93 96 100
Groceries 93 99 100
Healthcare 95 96 100
Housing 70 76 100
Transportation 96 95 100
Utilities 106 101 100

Facts & Accolades

  • 24-minute average commute time
  • #5, America’s Most Affordable Cities, Forbes
  • #9, Best Cities for Raising a Family, Forbes