Live & Work

Whether you are a young professional, starting a family, or retiring; interested in higher education at a university or career school; Fairborn is a city and a community with opportunity.

Cost of Living

Economic recovery is on the rise in the Dayton region. This can be seen through record-breaking home sales, rising car sales and more area companies adding workers. The real estate market is one of the greatest features of the Dayton region and you can enjoy more for less with our lower cost of living index that is more than 10 percent below the national average. The Fairborn community offers plenty of small town amenities with our historic downtown and walkable neighborhoods and we are still just minutes away from the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus metropolitan areas.

Cost of Living Comparison

U.S. Average
100%
Dayton, OH
76%
CINCINNATI, OH
83%
COLUMBUS, OH
82%
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
89%
LOUISVILLE, KY
91%
NASHVILLE, TN
99%
CHICAGO, IL
103%
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
108%
ATLANTA, GA
97%
WASHINGTON DC
154%
AUSTIN, TX
107%
DALLAS, TX
106%

The total of all the cost of living categories weighted subjectively as follows: housing (30%), food and groceries (15%), transportation (10%), utilities (6%), health care (7%), and miscellaneous expenses such as clothing, services, and entertainment (32%). State and local taxes are not included in any category.

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