COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC and ONN) – If you can ignore the week or two of bad winter weather we get every year, northern Ohio is not such a bad place to retire.

And it’s cheap.

A new study by the Advisor-Smith business research firm has the Youngstown, Cleveland, Akron and Toledo metropolitan areas all in the top five for lowest cost of living.

Canton-Massillon would be right in the middle of that mix, but our population is too low to be considered a large metro area.

The report looked at the costs of food, transportation, housing and other necessities.