Clay Center 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.
IndexClay CenterOhioNational
Cost of living index8791100
IndexClay CenterOhioNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index9796100
Housing index5675100
Transportation index9195100
Utilities index102101100

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  • The cost of living in Clay Center is 4% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Clay Center is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clay Center is 44% 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$63,359$5,280$1,478$1,901
Renters$27,639$2,303$645$829

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%

Goods & Services

ItemClay CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$14.594.5%
Beauty Salon $33.60$34.683.1%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.75$9.871.2%
Bowling $4.29$4.392.3%

Groceries

ItemClay CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.34$4.4841.6%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.42$2.362.7%
Potatoes $2.69$3.0612.1%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.12$8.635.9%

Health Care

ItemClay CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.67$99.788.1%
Doctor $95.00$105.039.6%
Dentist $81.80$88.707.8%
Ibuprofen $9.26$9.411.6%
Lipitor $338.38$298.5013.4%

Housing

ItemClay CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $84,500.00$175,700.0051.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,034.05$1,081.034.3%
Apartment Rent $686.00$920.0025.4%

Transportation

ItemClay CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.4%
Tire Balancing $34.64$45.2923.5%

Utilities

ItemClay CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.84$170.800.6%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Harbor View, OH14580-20%
Hessville, OH22582-18%
Toledo, OH283,93286-14%
Walbridge, OH3,05687-13%
Gibsonburg, OH2,67987-13%
Clay Center, OH29187-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rattan, OK29173-27%
Baskin, LA29179-21%
Vandemere, NC29190-10%
Boyne Falls, MI29186-14%
Lead Hill, AR29185-15%
Clay Center, OH29187-13%
Source: The Clay Center, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.