Groveport 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.
IndexGroveportOhioNational
Cost of living index9091100
IndexGroveportOhioNational
Goods & Services index9999100
Groceries index94101100
Health care index9595100
Housing index7775100
Transportation index96101100
Utilities index8791100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Groveport, OH is displayed above. In Groveport, OH, the overall cost of living index is 90, which is 2% lower than the Ohio average and 10% 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 Groveport, OH, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Ohio average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Groveport is 2% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Groveport is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Groveport is 23% 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$75,848$6,321$1,770$2,276
Renters$32,009$2,667$747$960
The affordability of the housing market in Groveport, OH as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Groveport, OH homeowners, the median income is $75,848. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,770 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $32,009. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $747 used for their rent related monthly 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%
The Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Groveport, OH. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Ohio sales tax is 5.75% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemGroveportNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.12$15.5622.2%
Beauty Salon $32.80$36.119.2%
Toothpaste $1.93$2.4721.8%
Shampoo $0.80$0.9617.1%
Movie $9.59$10.135.3%
Bowling $4.18$4.7411.7%

Groceries

ItemGroveportNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.984.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.419.0%
Milk $1.73$2.0616.2%
Potatoes $2.68$2.9810.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemGroveportNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $54.39$101.0446.2%
Doctor $96.85$107.449.9%
Dentist $92.19$90.422.0%
Ibuprofen $8.22$9.2811.5%
Lipitor $431.97$426.501.3%

Housing

ItemGroveportNational avg.Difference
Home Price $140,300.00$175,700.0020.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $782.25$1,133.2331.0%
Apartment Rent $638.00$920.0030.7%

Transportation

ItemGroveportNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.0%
Tire Balancing $41.58$45.769.1%

Utilities

ItemGroveportNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.45$163.8121.6%
Phone $27.99$28.391.4%
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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Urbancrest, OH1,02481-19%
Whitehall, OH18,38385-15%
Lincoln Village, OH8,99485-15%
Amanda, OH67085-15%
Darbyville, OH20686-14%
Groveport, OH5,53590-10%

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