Aurora 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.
IndexAuroraOhioNational
Cost of living index11191100
IndexAuroraOhioNational
Goods & Services index8899100
Groceries index118101100
Health care index8895100
Housing index14275100
Transportation index102101100
Utilities index9691100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Aurora, OH is shown above. Compared to the state average of Ohio the cost of living index in Aurora, OH is 111, which is 21% higher than the average in Ohio and compared to the national average it is 11% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Aurora, OH goods and services come in at 11% lower than the average in Ohio and are 12% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Aurora is 21% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Aurora is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Aurora is 42% higher 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 Aurora, 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 Aurora, OH, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Aurora, 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$84,318$7,027$1,967$2,530
Renters$46,741$3,895$1,091$1,402
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Aurora, 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 Aurora, OH, the median monthly income is $84,318 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,967 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $46,741, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,091 on monthly rental expenses.

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%
The Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Aurora, OH. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Ohio sales tax is 5.75% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.27$15.568.3%
Beauty Salon $32.93$36.118.8%
Toothpaste $2.86$2.4715.8%
Shampoo $1.05$0.968.8%
Movie $10.60$10.134.7%
Bowling $3.51$4.7425.8%

Groceries

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.982.4%
Fried Chicken $1.94$1.4138.1%
Milk $2.80$2.0635.7%
Potatoes $3.99$2.9833.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $7.99$8.799.1%

Health Care

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $72.82$101.0427.9%
Doctor $83.27$107.4422.5%
Dentist $73.07$90.4219.2%
Ibuprofen $11.27$9.2821.5%
Lipitor $442.27$426.503.7%

Housing

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Home Price $245,500.00$175,700.0039.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,414.65$1,133.2324.8%
Apartment Rent $1,369.00$920.0048.8%

Transportation

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$1.996.2%
Tire Balancing $42.96$45.766.1%

Utilities

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.80$163.819.8%
Phone $29.99$28.395.6%
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.
Highland Hills, OH99987-13%
Twinsburg Heights, OH93984-16%
Kinsman Center, OH52289-11%
Maple Heights, OH22,88089-11%
North Randall, OH95489-11%
Aurora, OH15,56811111%

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Vero Beach, FL15,5771033%
Zachary, LA15,5791022%
Aurora, OH15,56811111%
Source: The Aurora, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.