Barberton 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.
IndexBarbertonOhioNational
Cost of living index8691100
IndexBarbertonOhioNational
Goods & Services index9196100
Groceries index11499100
Health care index9096100
Housing index5575100
Transportation index10595100
Utilities index102101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Barberton, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Barberton, OH is 86, which is 5% lower than the Ohio average and 14% 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 Barberton, OH are 5% lower than the Ohio average and 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Barberton is 5% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Barberton is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Barberton is 45% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$48,774$4,065$1,138$1,463
Renters$23,486$1,957$548$705
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Barberton, OH, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Barberton, OH has a median income of about $48,774 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,138 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $23,486. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $548 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Barberton, OH is the Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Ohio sales tax rate is 5.75% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $31.80$34.688.3%
Toothpaste $2.87$2.4716.0%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.14$9.877.4%
Bowling $3.56$4.3918.9%

Groceries

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$4.489.1%
Fried Chicken $1.87$1.4627.7%
Milk $2.73$2.3615.8%
Potatoes $3.79$3.0623.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.20$99.7822.6%
Doctor $85.40$105.0318.7%
Dentist $73.80$88.7016.8%
Ibuprofen $9.43$9.410.2%
Lipitor $332.25$298.5011.3%

Housing

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,400.00$175,700.0051.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,362.45$1,081.0326.0%
Apartment Rent $655.00$920.0028.8%

Transportation

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.07$2.091.2%
Tire Balancing $55.99$45.2923.6%

Utilities

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$176.87$170.803.6%
Phone $28.01$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.

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Sawyerwood, OH1,21583-17%
Canton, OH72,66884-16%
North Lawrence, OH22585-15%
Akron, OH198,49286-14%
Sterling, OH63186-14%
Barberton, OH26,37586-14%

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