Moving from New York City to Akron (Movers from $1,212)

Quick answer: A move from New York City to Akron costs $526 to $5,467 and takes 1-4 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 437-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from New York City 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 New York City guide.

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How much does it cost to move from New York City to Akron?

New York City movers charge $110 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 $1,212 - $3,270 $816 - $1,938 $470 - $874
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,161 - $5,467 $1,534 - $2,750 $526 - $995
4+ bedrooms $3,367 - $7,746 $2,036 - $3,553 $604 - $1,209
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 437 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 New York City to Akron

The cost of New York City 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 New York City to Akron can be as low as $1,212 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $7,040.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in New York City, 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 $470 to $1,078. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from New York City to Akron?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from New York City to Akron will cost between $1,212 to $3,270. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,161 to $5,467, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from New York City to Akron will cost from $3,367 to $7,746.

How much are moving container companies from New York City to Akron?

Moving containers from New York City to Akron will cost you $816 to $1,938 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,534 to $2,750. A larger home will cost $2,036 to $3,553.

How much is a moving truck from New York City 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 $470 to $874. A larger move will cost $526 to $995, and a four-bedroom move from New York City to Akron costs from $604 to $1,209. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best New York City to Akron moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from New York City 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 New York City to Akron.

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Pros and cons of moving from New York City to Akron

Cost of living: New York City vs Akron

New York City Akron
Average rent cost $4,000 $950
Average home value $729,936 $121,327
Average income (per capita) $75,624 $61,971
Cost of Living (single person) $1,594 $1,543
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,883 $4,120
Unemployment rate 11.2% 6.9%
Sales Tax 8.0% 6.75%
State Income Tax 10.9% 3.99%
  • Rent prices in Akron are 76% lower than in New York City.
  • Home prices in Akron are 83.4% lower than in New York City.
  • Income in Akron is 18.1% lower than in New York City.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Akron is 3.2% lower than in New York City.
  • The cost of living for a family in Akron is 30.0% lower than in New York City.
  • The unemployment rate in Akron is 38.39% lower than in New York City.
  • Sales taxes in Akron are 15.63% lower than in New York City.
  • State income taxes in Akron are 63.39% lower than in New York City.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,904.02 in Akron to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in New York City.

How is life different in New York City compared to Akron?

Akron New York City
Population 190,469 8,804,190
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 5 10
Walkability score 48 88
Bike friendliness score 43 69
Crime Index 5.0 49.94
Safety Index 50.39 50.06
Air Quality Moderate Good
  • Akron's population is about 98% less than New York City.
  • Akron's public transportation has a score of 5 out of 10 versus New York City's lower score of 10.
  • Akron is less walkable than New York City with a score of 48 out of 100 vs New York City's 88 out of 100.
  • Akron is less bike-friendly than New York City with a score of 43 out of 100 vs New York City's 69.
  • Akron's crime rate is lower than New York City with a score of 5.0 compared to New York City's 49.94. This means that Akron neighborhoods are safer than 5.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and New York City neighborhoods are safer than 49.94%.
  • Akron is considered to be safer than New York City with a safety index of 50.39 vs New York City's 50.06.
  • Air quality in Akron is moderate, and in New York City 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 New York City movers

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Visit our best long distance movers in New York City 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 New York City to Akron?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from New York City to Akron?

Because most people are moving from New York City 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 New York City to Akron take?

The 437-mile move from New York City, NY, to Akron, OH, takes 1-4 days. Some New York City 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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