Dent 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.
IndexDentOhioNational
Cost of living index9891100
IndexDentOhioNational
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9399100
Health care index9596100
Housing index10375100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index106101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Dent, OH is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Dent, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 98. This index is 8% higher than the Ohio average, and 2% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Dent, OH, the average cost of goods and services is 3% lower than it is in Ohio, and it is 7% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Dent is 8% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Dent is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dent is 3% higher 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 allows you to compare how much your current salary in Dent, OH would be worth in another city. In other words, the salary calculator will adjust the figure you enter for cost of living so that you can determine how much more or much less you would need to earn while maintaining your current quality of living. If you are considering relocating to a more expensive city than Dent, OH, the calculator will tell you how much more you need to earn so you can assess job offers more accurately. The Dent, OH salary calculator is easy to use. All you do is enter the name of another city, then move the slider to your current income. After that, the salary calculator will crunch the numbers for you and give you the information you need about the place you are considering going. Additionally, it will show a detailed breakdown of the cost of living.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$83,982$6,999$1,959$2,520
Renters$38,750$3,229$904$1,163
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 Dent, 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. Dent, OH has a median income of about $83,982 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,959 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $38,750. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $904 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Dent, OH is the Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Ohio sales tax rate is 5.75% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemDentNational 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%

Groceries

ItemDentNational 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

ItemDentNational 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%

Housing

ItemDentNational avg.Difference
Home Price $187,800.00$175,700.006.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $812.88$1,081.0324.8%
Apartment Rent $860.00$920.006.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDentNational 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.
Elizabethtown, OH30275-25%
New Baltimore, OH52378-22%
Elmwood Place, OH1,88780-20%
New Haven, OH81378-22%
West Harrison, IN38781-19%
Dent, OH10,93098-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fort Madison, IA10,92980-20%
Holbrook, MA10,92513333%
Massena, NY10,93795-5%
Sturgis, MI10,92380-20%
St. Albans, WV10,93988-12%
Dent, OH10,93098-2%
Source: The Dent, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.