Belpre 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.
IndexBelpreOhioNational
Cost of living index8391100
IndexBelpreOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index6075100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Belpre, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Belpre, OH is 83, which is 8% lower than the Ohio average and 17% 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 Belpre, OH are equal to the Ohio average and 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Belpre is 8% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Belpre is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Belpre is 40% 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 Belpre, 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 Belpre, OH, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Belpre, 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$45,403$3,784$1,059$1,362
Renters$21,736$1,811$507$652
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 Belpre, 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. Belpre, OH has a median income of about $45,403 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,059 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $21,736. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $507 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Belpre, 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

ItemBelpreNational 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

ItemBelpreNational 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

ItemBelpreNational 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

ItemBelpreNational avg.Difference
Home Price $99,100.00$175,700.0043.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $616.00$920.0033.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBelpreNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hockingport, OH13070-30%
Vincent, OH36576-24%
Chesterhill, OH31977-23%
Waverly, WV23487-13%
Parkersburg, WV31,19589-11%
Belpre, OH6,43183-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
White Oak, TX6,43195-5%
Shields, MI6,43090-10%
Henderson, TN6,42990-10%
Lovejoy, GA6,43393-7%
Rossford, OH6,43493-7%
Belpre, OH6,43183-17%
Source: The Belpre, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.