Bedford Heights 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.
IndexBedford HeightsOhioNational
Cost of living index9291100
IndexBedford HeightsOhioNational
Goods & Services index10199100
Groceries index114101100
Health care index10095100
Housing index6775100
Transportation index106101100
Utilities index9291100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Bedford Heights, OH is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Bedford Heights, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 92. This index is 1% higher than the Ohio average, and 8% 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 Bedford Heights, OH, the average cost of goods and services is 2% higher than it is in Ohio, and it is 1% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Bedford Heights is 1% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Bedford Heights is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bedford Heights is 33% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Bedford Heights, 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 Bedford Heights, OH, the median monthly income is $55,772 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,301 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $25,760, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $601 on monthly rental expenses.

Ohio Sales Tax

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Ohio Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Bedford Heights, 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

ItemBedford HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.90$15.564.3%
Beauty Salon $34.40$36.114.7%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.479.7%
Shampoo $1.02$0.965.4%
Movie $10.70$10.135.7%
Bowling $4.68$4.741.2%


ItemBedford HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.32$3.9833.6%
Fried Chicken $1.70$1.4120.6%
Milk $2.06$2.060.3%
Potatoes $2.69$2.989.7%
Pizza $10.90$9.4715.0%
Beer $7.72$8.7912.2%

Health Care

ItemBedford HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.95$101.0421.9%
Doctor $112.80$107.445.0%
Dentist $83.71$90.427.4%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.287.5%
Lipitor $459.10$426.507.6%


ItemBedford HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $110,000.00$175,700.0037.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $959.35$1,133.2315.3%
Apartment Rent $719.00$920.0021.8%


ItemBedford HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$1.991.7%
Tire Balancing $53.47$45.7616.8%


ItemBedford HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$122.96$163.8124.9%
Phone $32.52$28.3914.6%
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.

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East Cleveland, OH17,61986-14%
Highland Hills, OH99987-13%
Cleveland, OH392,11487-13%
Linndale, OH19087-13%
Newburgh Heights, OH2,00088-12%
Bedford Heights, OH10,68092-8%

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Source: The Bedford Heights, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.