Johnstown 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.
IndexJohnstownOhioNational
Cost of living index9291100
IndexJohnstownOhioNational
Goods & Services index9999100
Groceries index94101100
Health care index9595100
Housing index8475100
Transportation index96101100
Utilities index8791100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Johnstown, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Johnstown, OH being 92, that puts it 1% higher than the average of Ohio and 8% 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 Johnstown, OH, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Ohio as well as 2% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Johnstown is 1% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Johnstown is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Johnstown is 16% 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$74,321$6,193$1,734$2,230
Renters$36,901$3,075$861$1,107
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Johnstown, OH, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Johnstown, OH has a median income of about $74,321 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,734 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $36,901. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $861 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Johnstown, 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

ItemJohnstownNational 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

ItemJohnstownNational 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

ItemJohnstownNational 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

ItemJohnstownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $152,500.00$175,700.0013.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $782.25$1,133.2331.0%
Apartment Rent $726.00$920.0021.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemJohnstownNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kilbourne, OH13879-21%
Buckeye Lake, OH2,70783-17%
Utica, OH2,38883-17%
St. Louisville, OH36483-17%
Whitehall, OH18,38385-15%
Johnstown, OH5,15492-8%

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Sierra View, PA5,1541011%
Albertson, NY5,15417777%
Shanor-Northvue, PA5,15695-5%
Fussels Corner, FL5,15283-17%
St. Clairsville, OH5,15191-9%
Johnstown, OH5,15492-8%
Source: The Johnstown, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.