East Palestine 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 PalestineOhioNational
Cost of living index7791100
IndexEast PalestineOhioNational
Goods & Services index8996100
Groceries index7899100
Health care index8496100
Housing index5175100
Transportation index9295100
Utilities index93101100
A general overview of the cost of living index for East Palestine, OH is displayed above. In East Palestine, OH, the overall cost of living index is 77, which is 15% lower than the Ohio average and 23% 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 East Palestine, OH, the city's goods and services are 7% lower than the Ohio average and 11% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Palestine is 15% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in East Palestine is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Palestine is 49% 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$52,284$4,357$1,220$1,569
Renters$23,333$1,944$544$700
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in East Palestine, OH as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for East Palestine, OH homeowners, is $52,284. This would allow for a maximum of $1,220 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $23,333 which would result in a maximum of $544 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Palestine, 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 PalestineNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.20$14.5916.4%
Beauty Salon $25.60$34.6826.2%
Toothpaste $1.91$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.20$4.3927.1%

Groceries

ItemEast PalestineNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$4.4819.8%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $1.50$2.3636.4%
Potatoes $1.58$3.0648.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemEast PalestineNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.80$99.7816.0%
Doctor $72.40$105.0331.1%
Dentist $70.60$88.7020.4%
Ibuprofen $7.51$9.4120.2%
Lipitor $319.82$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemEast PalestineNational avg.Difference
Home Price $79,500.00$175,700.0054.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.19$1,081.0329.2%
Apartment Rent $597.00$920.0035.1%

Transportation

ItemEast PalestineNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $36.78$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemEast PalestineNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.52$170.8019.5%
Phone $31.43$28.2611.2%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
S.N.P.J., PA1665-35%
Negley, OH18672-28%
Glasgow, PA6383-17%
East Liverpool, OH11,06584-16%
Midland, PA2,60884-16%
East Palestine, OH4,66377-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Humboldt, IA4,66380-20%
Dacula, GA4,66499-1%
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ4,66415858%
Spry, PA4,6641033%
Jonesboro, GA4,66189-11%
East Palestine, OH4,66377-23%
Source: The East Palestine, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.