Blacklick Estates 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.
IndexBlacklick EstatesOhioNational
Cost of living index8691100
IndexBlacklick EstatesOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index7075100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Blacklick Estates, OH is displayed above. In Blacklick Estates, OH, the overall cost of living index is 86, which is 5% lower than the Ohio average and 14% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Blacklick Estates, OH, the city's goods and services are equal to the Ohio average and 4% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Blacklick Estates is 5% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Blacklick Estates is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blacklick Estates is 30% 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$52,465$4,372$1,224$1,574
Renters$37,141$3,095$867$1,114
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Blacklick Estates, 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 Blacklick Estates, OH, the median monthly income is $52,465 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,224 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $37,141, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $867 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Blacklick Estates, 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

ItemBlacklick EstatesNational 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

ItemBlacklick EstatesNational 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

ItemBlacklick EstatesNational 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

ItemBlacklick EstatesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $92,000.00$175,700.0047.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $1,018.00$920.0010.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBlacklick EstatesNational 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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Urbancrest, OH1,02480-20%
Whitehall, OH18,38383-17%
Lincoln Village, OH8,99484-16%
Darbyville, OH20685-15%
Brice, OH15285-15%
Blacklick Estates, OH8,58086-14%

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Blacklick Estates, OH8,58086-14%
Source: The Blacklick Estates, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.