Lebanon 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.
IndexLebanonOhioNational
Cost of living index9891100
IndexLebanonOhioNational
Goods & Services index10496100
Groceries index10799100
Health care index9196100
Housing index8975100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index101101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Lebanon, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Lebanon, OH being 98, that puts it 8% higher than the average of Ohio and 2% 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 Lebanon, OH, the price of goods and services are 8% higher than the average of Ohio as well as 4% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lebanon is 8% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Lebanon is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lebanon is 11% 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$80,000$6,667$1,867$2,400
Renters$37,780$3,148$881$1,134
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Lebanon, 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 Lebanon, OH homeowners have a median income of $80,000. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,867 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $37,780, which means there is a maximum of $881 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%
The Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Lebanon, 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

ItemLebanonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $47.40$34.6836.7%
Toothpaste $2.87$2.4716.0%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $11.63$9.8717.9%
Bowling $5.50$4.3925.2%

Groceries

ItemLebanonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.49$4.4822.6%
Fried Chicken $1.91$1.4630.5%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.39$9.249.2%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemLebanonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.35$99.7813.5%
Doctor $78.50$105.0325.3%
Dentist $84.00$88.705.3%
Ibuprofen $9.01$9.414.3%
Lipitor $304.35$298.502.0%

Housing

ItemLebanonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $157,200.00$175,700.0010.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $811.81$1,081.0324.9%
Apartment Rent $795.00$920.0013.6%

Transportation

ItemLebanonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$2.093.3%
Tire Balancing $41.99$45.297.3%

Utilities

ItemLebanonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.29$170.8015.5%
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.
Brecon, OH25669-31%
Centerville, OH12781-19%
Lincoln Heights, OH3,34882-18%
Lockland, OH3,44483-17%
Blanchester, OH4,18284-16%
Lebanon, OH20,33898-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Carrboro, NC20,33711717%
Pittsburg, KS20,33683-17%
Wilsonville, OR20,33513030%
Winter Gardens, CA20,34612828%
Fort Walton Beach, FL20,32097-3%
Lebanon, OH20,33898-2%
Source: The Lebanon, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.