Fruit Hill 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.
IndexFruit HillOhioNational
Cost of living index9791100
IndexFruit HillOhioNational
Goods & Services index10099100
Groceries index92101100
Health care index9795100
Housing index9575100
Transportation index100101100
Utilities index9391100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Fruit Hill, OH is displayed above. In Fruit Hill, OH, the overall cost of living index is 97, which is 6% higher than the Ohio average and 3% 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 Fruit Hill, OH, the city's goods and services are 1% higher than the Ohio average and equal to the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fruit Hill is 6% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Fruit Hill is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fruit Hill is 5% 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$85,917$7,160$2,005$2,578
Renters$20,893$1,741$487$627
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Fruit Hill, 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 Fruit Hill, OH homeowners, is $85,917. This would allow for a maximum of $2,005 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $20,893 which would result in a maximum of $487 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Fruit Hill, 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

ItemFruit HillNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.84$15.5611.1%
Beauty Salon $31.76$36.1112.0%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.4%
Shampoo $0.79$0.9618.5%
Movie $10.51$10.133.8%
Bowling $4.58$4.743.4%

Groceries

ItemFruit HillNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.61$3.989.5%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.410.2%
Milk $1.46$2.0629.1%
Potatoes $2.68$2.9810.0%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.18$8.796.9%

Health Care

ItemFruit HillNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.37$101.0410.6%
Doctor $103.24$107.443.9%
Dentist $87.72$90.423.0%
Ibuprofen $8.33$9.2810.2%
Lipitor $433.67$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemFruit HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $162,600.00$175,700.007.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $805.19$1,133.2328.9%
Apartment Rent $933.00$920.001.4%

Transportation

ItemFruit HillNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$1.992.6%
Tire Balancing $43.48$45.765.0%

Utilities

ItemFruit HillNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$163.52$163.810.2%
Phone $23.66$28.3916.7%
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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Plainville, OH1197-3%
Brecon, OH25670-30%
Elmwood Place, OH1,88781-19%
Moscow, OH12583-17%
Lincoln Heights, OH3,34883-17%
Fruit Hill, OH3,43197-3%

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Source: The Fruit Hill, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.