Howland Center 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.
IndexHowland CenterOhioNational
Cost of living index9191100
IndexHowland CenterOhioNational
Goods & Services index8899100
Groceries index118101100
Health care index8895100
Housing index7775100
Transportation index102101100
Utilities index9691100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Howland Center, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Howland Center, OH being 91, that puts it 1% lower than the average of Ohio and 9% 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 Howland Center, OH, the price of goods and services are 11% lower than the average of Ohio as well as 12% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Howland Center is 1% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Howland Center is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Howland Center 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$64,510$5,376$1,505$1,935
Renters$32,121$2,677$749$964
The affordability of the housing market in Howland Center, 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 Howland Center, OH homeowners, the median income is $64,510. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,505 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $32,121. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $749 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Howland Center, 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

ItemHowland CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.27$15.568.3%
Beauty Salon $32.93$36.118.8%
Toothpaste $2.86$2.4715.8%
Shampoo $1.05$0.968.8%
Movie $10.60$10.134.7%
Bowling $3.51$4.7425.8%

Groceries

ItemHowland CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.982.4%
Fried Chicken $1.94$1.4138.1%
Milk $2.80$2.0635.7%
Potatoes $3.99$2.9833.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $7.99$8.799.1%

Health Care

ItemHowland CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $72.82$101.0427.9%
Doctor $83.27$107.4422.5%
Dentist $73.07$90.4219.2%
Ibuprofen $11.27$9.2821.5%
Lipitor $442.27$426.503.7%

Housing

ItemHowland CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,400.00$175,700.0030.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,414.65$1,133.2324.8%
Apartment Rent $888.00$920.003.5%

Transportation

ItemHowland CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$1.996.2%
Tire Balancing $42.96$45.766.1%

Utilities

ItemHowland CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.80$163.819.8%
Phone $29.99$28.395.6%
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.
Maplewood Park, OH34073-27%
Youngstown, OH66,01379-21%
Wheatland, PA83380-20%
West Hill, OH2,12280-20%
Hilltop, OH32581-19%
Howland Center, OH6,67091-9%

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Allendale, NJ6,66616868%
Howland Center, OH6,67091-9%
Source: The Howland Center, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.