Greenville 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.
IndexGreenvilleOhioNational
Cost of living index7691100
IndexGreenvilleOhioNational
Goods & Services index8596100
Groceries index9199100
Health care index8296100
Housing index5375100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index78101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Greenville, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Greenville, OH being 76, that puts it 17% lower than the average of Ohio and 24% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Greenville, OH, the price of goods and services are 12% lower than the average of Ohio as well as 16% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Greenville is 17% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Greenville is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenville is 47% 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$40,841$3,403$953$1,225
Renters$22,302$1,859$520$669
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Greenville, OH by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Greenville, OH have a median income of $40,841. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $953 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $22,302, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $520.

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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Greenville, 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

ItemGreenvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $22.00$34.6836.6%
Toothpaste $1.88$2.4724.0%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0217.8%
Movie $8.79$9.8710.9%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemGreenvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.14$4.487.5%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4618.7%
Milk $1.93$2.3618.1%
Potatoes $3.11$3.061.6%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $7.54$8.6312.7%

Health Care

ItemGreenvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $58.00$99.7841.9%
Doctor $71.50$105.0331.9%
Dentist $69.75$88.7021.4%
Ibuprofen $8.36$9.4111.2%
Lipitor $323.26$298.508.3%

Housing

ItemGreenvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,400.00$175,700.0051.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $865.75$1,081.0319.9%
Apartment Rent $569.00$920.0038.2%

Transportation

ItemGreenvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.3%
Tire Balancing $36.00$45.2920.5%

Utilities

ItemGreenvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$149.16$170.8012.7%
Phone $18.44$28.2634.7%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Union City, IN3,60671-29%
Union City, OH1,70983-17%
Whitewater, IN7172-28%
Palestine, OH18173-27%
Ithaca, OH15073-27%
Greenville, OH13,12176-24%

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Source: The Greenville, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.