Deer Park 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.
IndexDeer ParkOhioNational
Cost of living index8991100
IndexDeer ParkOhioNational
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9399100
Health care index9596100
Housing index7475100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index106101100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Deer Park, OH is displayed above. In Deer Park, OH, the overall cost of living index is 89, which is 2% lower than the Ohio average and 11% 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 Deer Park, OH, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the Ohio average and 7% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Deer Park is 2% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Deer Park is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Deer Park is 26% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Deer Park, OH to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Deer Park, OH, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Deer Park, OH salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
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 Deer Park, 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. Deer Park, OH has a median income of about $62,596 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,460 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $23,295. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $544 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Ohio Sales Tax

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Ohio Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Deer Park, OH, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Ohio, as well as the rate for income tax in Ohio. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Ohio is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Ohio is 5.75%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Ohio starts from 0.528% and goes up to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemDeer ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.50$14.5914.3%
Beauty Salon $32.61$34.686.0%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.472.7%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.72$9.871.5%
Bowling $4.08$4.397.1%


ItemDeer ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.21$4.486.0%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4626.2%
Milk $1.63$2.3630.8%
Potatoes $3.00$3.062.0%
Pizza $8.19$9.2411.4%
Beer $8.22$8.634.8%

Health Care

ItemDeer ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.90$99.788.9%
Doctor $92.83$105.0311.6%
Dentist $83.38$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $8.10$9.4113.9%
Lipitor $317.61$298.506.4%


ItemDeer ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $124,700.00$175,700.0029.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $812.88$1,081.0324.8%
Apartment Rent $737.00$920.0019.9%


ItemDeer ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.093.1%
Tire Balancing $42.99$45.295.1%


ItemDeer ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$202.79$170.8018.7%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Plainville, OH1196-4%
Brecon, OH25669-31%
New Baltimore, OH52378-22%
Elmwood Place, OH1,88780-20%
Lincoln Heights, OH3,34882-18%
Deer Park, OH5,72089-11%

Cities with similar population

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Forest, MS5,71978-22%
Plymouth Meeting, PA5,72113131%
Monaca, PA5,72190-10%
Nazareth, PA5,7231044%
Salamanca, NY5,71779-21%
Deer Park, OH5,72089-11%
Source: The Deer Park, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.