Ashville 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.
IndexAshvilleOhioNational
Cost of living index9091100
IndexAshvilleOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index8275100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Ashville, OH is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Ashville, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 90. This index is 1% lower than the Ohio average, and 10% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Ashville, OH, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Ohio, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ashville is 1% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Ashville is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ashville is 18% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Ashville, OH to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Ashville, OH, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Ashville, OH salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$84,190$7,016$1,964$2,526
Renters$42,701$3,558$996$1,281
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Ashville, OH as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Ashville, OH homeowners, is $84,190. This would allow for a maximum of $1,964 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $42,701 which would result in a maximum of $996 to be spent on rental costs.

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Ashville, OH, the Ohio income tax and the Ohio sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Ohio maximum surtax is 8%, and the Ohio sales tax is 5.75%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333% in Ohio.

Goods & Services

ItemAshvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.20$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $33.20$34.684.3%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $9.31$9.875.7%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemAshvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4620.1%
Milk $1.88$2.3620.2%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0622.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemAshvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.90$99.7840.0%
Doctor $111.67$105.036.3%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $7.49$9.4120.4%
Lipitor $267.15$298.5010.5%

Housing

ItemAshvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $148,700.00$175,700.0015.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $696.00$920.0024.3%

Transportation

ItemAshvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemAshvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.00$170.805.7%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Derby, OH42880-20%
Urbancrest, OH1,02480-20%
Clarksburg, OH57480-20%
Tarlton, OH30581-19%
Williamsport, OH1,20982-18%
Ashville, OH4,13090-10%

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Orangeburg, NY4,12914646%
Fort Gibson, OK4,12988-12%
Red Oaks Mill, NY4,12813737%
Argo, AL4,12793-7%
Ashville, OH4,13090-10%
Source: The Ashville, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.