Huron 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.
IndexHuronOhioNational
Cost of living index8991100
IndexHuronOhioNational
Goods & Services index8796100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index9196100
Housing index8275100
Transportation index9895100
Utilities index98101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Huron, OH is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Huron, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 89. This index is 2% lower than the Ohio average, and 11% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Huron, OH, the average cost of goods and services is 10% lower than it is in Ohio, and it is 13% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Huron is 2% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Huron is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Huron is 18% 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$61,014$5,085$1,424$1,831
Renters$36,381$3,032$849$1,092
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Huron, OH, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Huron, OH homeowners have a median income of $61,014. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,424 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $36,381, which means there is a maximum of $849 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Huron, 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

ItemHuronNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.80$14.5919.1%
Beauty Salon $31.75$34.688.4%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.470.1%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0217.4%
Movie $8.38$9.8715.1%
Bowling $3.00$4.3931.7%

Groceries

ItemHuronNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.83$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.23$3.0627.2%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemHuronNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.00$99.787.8%
Doctor $87.67$105.0316.5%
Dentist $74.75$88.7015.7%
Ibuprofen $8.31$9.4111.7%
Lipitor $324.05$298.508.6%

Housing

ItemHuronNational avg.Difference
Home Price $141,100.00$175,700.0019.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $627.79$1,081.0341.9%
Apartment Rent $787.00$920.0014.5%

Transportation

ItemHuronNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.095.5%
Tire Balancing $48.33$45.296.7%

Utilities

ItemHuronNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.21$170.8020.3%
Phone $34.95$28.2623.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Crystal Rock, OH10992-8%
Kipton, OH26080-20%
Sandusky, OH25,62680-20%
Bellevue, OH8,15782-18%
Monroeville, OH1,19282-18%
Huron, OH7,09589-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Milton-Freewater, OR7,09483-17%
Kennedale, TX7,0931011%
Ocean City, MD7,09311818%
Hampton, GA7,09296-4%
New London, WI7,09189-11%
Huron, OH7,09589-11%
Source: The Huron, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.