Archbold cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Cost of living index9191100
Goods & Services index10899100
Groceries index97101100
Health care index9695100
Housing index7175100
Transportation index96101100
Utilities index8591100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Archbold, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Archbold, OH is 91, which is equal to the Ohio average and 9% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Archbold, OH are 9% higher than the Ohio average and 8% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Archbold is equal to the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Archbold is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Archbold is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Ohio general sales tax is 13% higher than the national average.
  • Ohio state income tax is 76% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Archbold, OH, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Archbold, OH, the median monthly income is $59,962 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,399 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $26,250, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $612 on monthly rental expenses.

Ohio Sales Tax

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Ohio Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Archbold, OH you will want to make sure you consider both the Ohio sales tax and the Ohio income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Ohio is 5.75%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Ohio have a range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemArchboldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.20$15.562.4%
Beauty Salon $32.00$36.1111.4%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.1%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $10.00$10.131.3%
Bowling $5.16$4.748.9%


ItemArchboldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$3.986.4%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.418.6%
Milk $1.41$2.0631.5%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.7%
Pizza $11.33$9.4719.6%
Beer $8.12$8.797.7%

Health Care

ItemArchboldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.39$101.044.6%
Doctor $97.50$107.449.3%
Dentist $86.92$90.423.9%
Ibuprofen $8.95$9.283.5%
Lipitor $441.80$426.503.6%


ItemArchboldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $126,900.00$175,700.0027.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,006.55$1,133.2311.2%
Apartment Rent $613.00$920.0033.4%


ItemArchboldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$1.990.1%
Tire Balancing $39.84$45.7612.9%


ItemArchboldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$132.82$163.8118.9%
Phone $25.90$28.398.8%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Ney, OH35579-21%
Montpelier, OH4,04979-21%
Archbold, OH4,37491-9%

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Archbold, OH4,37491-9%
Source: The Archbold, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.