East Liverpool 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.
IndexEast LiverpoolOhioNational
Cost of living index8491100
IndexEast LiverpoolOhioNational
Goods & Services index9796100
Groceries index10099100
Health care index9596100
Housing index4075100
Transportation index12095100
Utilities index108101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for East Liverpool, OH is displayed above for your reference. Residents in East Liverpool, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 84. This index is 8% lower than the Ohio average, and 16% 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 East Liverpool, OH, the average cost of goods and services is 1% higher than it is in Ohio, and it is 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Liverpool is 8% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in East Liverpool is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Liverpool is 60% 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 meant to help you compare your salary in East Liverpool, OH to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in East Liverpool, OH, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the East Liverpool, OH salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$39,006$3,251$910$1,170
Renters$15,918$1,327$371$478
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in East Liverpool, 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 East Liverpool, OH, the median monthly income is $39,006 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $910 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $15,918, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $371 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 you are determining the total cost of living in East Liverpool, OH you will want to make sure you consider both the Ohio sales tax and the Ohio income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Ohio is 5.75%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Ohio have a range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemEast LiverpoolNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $37.49$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.65$9.8712.3%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemEast LiverpoolNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.04$2.3613.4%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.70$9.245.9%
Beer $9.99$8.6315.7%

Health Care

ItemEast LiverpoolNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $89.83$105.0314.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $325.87$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemEast LiverpoolNational avg.Difference
Home Price $54,400.00$175,700.0069.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $551.00$920.0040.1%

Transportation

ItemEast LiverpoolNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%

Utilities

ItemEast LiverpoolNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.47$170.8017.4%
Phone $26.50$28.266.2%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stratton, OH24882-18%
Negley, OH18672-28%
Glasgow, PA6383-17%
Irondale, OH34873-27%
Salineville, OH1,22173-27%
East Liverpool, OH11,06584-16%

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Westwood, NJ11,05615555%
Robertsville, NJ11,05514949%
East Liverpool, OH11,06584-16%
Source: The East Liverpool, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.