Avon Lake 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.
IndexAvon LakeOhioNational
Cost of living index10891100
IndexAvon LakeOhioNational
Goods & Services index10596100
Groceries index10799100
Health care index11496100
Housing index11875100
Transportation index9795100
Utilities index100101100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Avon Lake, OH is shown above. Compared to the state average of Ohio the cost of living index in Avon Lake, OH is 108, which is 19% higher than the average in Ohio and compared to the national average it is 8% 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 Avon Lake, OH goods and services come in at 9% higher than the average in Ohio and are 5% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Avon Lake is 19% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Avon Lake is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Avon Lake is 18% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$95,709$7,976$2,233$2,872
Renters$38,709$3,226$903$1,161
The affordability of the housing market in Avon Lake, OH as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Avon Lake, OH homeowners, the median income is $95,709. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,233 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $38,709. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $903 used for their rent related monthly 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%
For those who live in Avon Lake, OH and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Ohio income tax rate and the Ohio sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Ohio, the sales tax is 5.75%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Ohio, the income tax rate ranges between 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemAvon LakeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.45$14.5919.6%
Beauty Salon $41.75$34.6820.4%
Toothpaste $2.64$2.476.7%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $4.29$4.392.3%

Groceries

ItemAvon LakeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.86$4.488.6%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemAvon LakeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.74$99.7815.1%
Doctor $115.50$105.0310.0%
Dentist $115.00$88.7029.6%
Ibuprofen $11.07$9.4117.6%
Lipitor $302.96$298.501.5%

Housing

ItemAvon LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $208,400.00$175,700.0018.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,001.84$1,081.037.3%
Apartment Rent $1,070.00$920.0016.3%

Transportation

ItemAvon LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.9%
Tire Balancing $45.52$45.290.5%

Utilities

ItemAvon LakeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$165.58$170.803.1%
Phone $29.58$28.264.7%
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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Linndale, OH19088-12%
Lorain, OH63,88590-10%
Elyria, OH54,21691-9%
Brooklyn, OH11,04793-7%
Eaton Estates, OH77693-7%
Avon Lake, OH22,8811088%

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Avon Lake, OH22,8811088%
Source: The Avon Lake, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.