Moving from San Jose to Akron (Movers from $1,563)

Quick answer: A move from San Jose to Akron costs $1,800 to $9,467 and takes 7-21 days. The main factors that determine the cost and time are how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the 2,510-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from San Jose will be more expensive, while renting a truck or using a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Akron to San Jose guide.

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How much does it cost to move from San Jose to Akron?

San Jose movers charge $119 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move size Moving company Moving container Rental truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,563 - $6,990 $1,695 - $4,009 $1,820 - $3,218
2 - 3 bedrooms $4,819 - $9,467 $2,981 - $6,198 $1,800 - $3,952
4+ bedrooms $8,884 - $15,244 $3,902 - $7,846 $2,418 - $4,700
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 2,510 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.
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Factors influencing moving costs from San Jose to Akron

The cost of San Jose movers will depend on:

  • Move size: The cost of your move will depend on the amount of items you have in your home. For example, moving a one-bedroom apartment from San Jose to Akron can be as low as $1,563 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $14,168.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in San Jose, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs professional mover: Renting a truck or using a moving container can be cheaper options, with prices for a rental truck ranging from $1,820 to $4,335. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from San Jose to Akron?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from San Jose to Akron will cost between $1,563 to $6,990. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $4,819 to $9,467, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from San Jose to Akron will cost from $8,884 to $15,244.

How much are moving container companies from San Jose to Akron?

Moving containers from San Jose to Akron will cost you $1,695 to $4,009 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,981 to $6,198. A larger home will cost $3,902 to $7,846.

How much is a moving truck from San Jose to Akron?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $1,820 to $3,218. A larger move will cost $1,800 to $3,952, and a four-bedroom move from San Jose to Akron costs from $2,418 to $4,700. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best San Jose to Akron moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from San Jose to Akron is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving San Jose to Akron.

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Pros and cons of moving from San Jose to Akron

Cost of living: San Jose vs Akron

San Jose Akron
Average rent cost $2,900 $950
Average home value $1,316,960 $121,327
Average income (per capita) $80,833 $61,971
Cost of Living (single person) $3,650 $1,543
Cost of Living (family of 4) $8,139 $4,120
Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.9%
Sales Tax 9.38% 6.75%
State Income Tax 13.3% 3.99%
  • Rent prices in Akron are 67% lower than in San Jose.
  • Home prices in Akron are 90.8% lower than in San Jose.
  • Income in Akron is 23.3% lower than in San Jose.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Akron is 57.7% lower than in San Jose.
  • The cost of living for a family in Akron is 49.4% lower than in San Jose.
  • The unemployment rate in Akron is 4.55% higher than in San Jose.
  • Sales taxes in Akron are 28.04% lower than in San Jose.
  • State income taxes in Akron are 70.00% lower than in San Jose.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $1,268.22 in Akron to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in San Jose.

How is life different in San Jose compared to Akron?

Akron San Jose
Population 190,469 1,013,240
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 5 7
Walkability score 48 51
Bike friendliness score 43 62
Crime Index 5.0 30.44
Safety Index 50.39 49.73
Air Quality Moderate Good
  • Akron's population is about 81% less than San Jose.
  • Akron's public transportation has a score of 5 out of 10 versus San Jose's lower score of 7.
  • Akron is less walkable than San Jose with a score of 48 out of 100 vs San Jose's 51 out of 100.
  • Akron is less bike-friendly than San Jose with a score of 43 out of 100 vs San Jose's 62.
  • Akron's crime rate is lower than San Jose with a score of 5.0 compared to San Jose's 30.44. This means that Akron neighborhoods are safer than 5.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and San Jose neighborhoods are safer than 30.44%.
  • Akron is considered to be safer than San Jose with a safety index of 50.39 vs San Jose's 49.73.
  • Air quality in Akron is moderate, and in San Jose it's good.

Considerations for moving to Akron

  • Weather: Best months to move to Akron are June, August and September as these are the driest months heat is not extreme. Winters are cold and dry but typically bring a mix of rain, sleet, and snow with occasional heavy snowfall and icing..
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: Although a local license is not required in Ohio, make sure the moving company you’ll be hiring is registered with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). To verify if you’re dealing with a legal and licensed mover, you may ask them their USDOT registration number. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Ohio moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Ohio does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to Akron. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Opt for cost-free Released Value Protection from movers, offering minimal coverage with a maximum liability of 60 cents per pound per article. For comprehensive coverage, explore alternatives with your chosen moving company or consider a third-party insurance provider.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local San Jose movers

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2081 Bering Dr, San Jose, CA, 95131
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4.76 overall rating
1856 Almaden Road Unit 3, San Jose, CA, 95125
(408) 849-9630

Visit our best long distance movers in San Jose page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

What to do in Akron

These are some of the best things to do in your new Ohio home.

  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Akron Zoo
  • F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
  • Akron Civic Theatre
  • Dr. Bob's Home
  • Indian Signal Tree

Get your sports on!

Akron is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Akron RubberDucks (Baseball-Eastern League)
  • Akron Zips (MAC)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from San Jose to Akron?

The best time to move from San Jose to Akron is during the spring or fall. These seasons offer milder weather and avoid higher moving costs during the peak moving season in San Jose.

When is the cheapest time to move from San Jose to Akron?

Because most people are moving from San Jose to Akron in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

How long does a move from San Jose to Akron take?

The 2,510-mile move from San Jose, CA, to Akron, OH, takes 7-21 days. Some San Jose movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Akron.

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