Near Southside 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.
IndexNear SouthsideColumbusOhio
Cost of living index839091
IndexNear SouthsideColumbusOhio
Goods & Services index999999
Groceries index9494101
Health care index959595
Housing index537875
Transportation index9696101
Utilities index878791

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  • The cost of living in Near Southside is 10% lower than the Columbus average.
  • The cost of living in Near Southside is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Near Southside is 47% 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)
Household$29,872$2,489$697$896

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

ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.12$15.5622.2%
Beauty Salon $32.80$36.119.2%
Toothpaste $1.93$2.4721.8%
Shampoo $0.80$0.9617.1%
Movie $9.59$10.135.3%
Bowling $4.18$4.7411.7%

Groceries

ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.984.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.419.0%
Milk $1.73$2.0616.2%
Potatoes $2.68$2.9810.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $54.39$101.0446.2%
Doctor $96.85$107.449.9%
Dentist $92.19$90.422.0%
Ibuprofen $8.22$9.2811.5%
Lipitor $431.97$426.501.3%

Housing

ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
Home Price $128,900.00$175,700.0026.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $782.25$1,133.2331.0%
Apartment Rent $822.00$920.0010.7%

Transportation

ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.0%
Tire Balancing $41.58$45.769.1%

Utilities

ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.45$163.8121.6%
Phone $27.99$28.391.4%
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.
Derby, OH42881-19%
Urbancrest, OH1,02481-19%
Whitehall, OH18,38385-15%
Lincoln Village, OH8,99485-15%
Brice, OH15287-13%
Columbus, OH811,94390-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
San Francisco, CA829,07219292%
Indianapolis, IN835,09784-16%
Jacksonville, FL837,53396-4%
Fort Worth, TX778,57396-4%
Charlotte, NC774,80798-2%
Columbus, OH811,94390-10%
Source: The Near Southside, Columbus, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.