Logan 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.
IndexLoganOhioNational
Cost of living index8291100
IndexLoganOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index5675100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Logan, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Logan, OH being 82, that puts it 9% lower than the average of Ohio and 18% 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 Logan, OH, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Ohio as well as 4% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Logan is 9% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Logan is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Logan is 44% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current income in Logan, OH to any other city in the country. The calculator will tell you how much income you would need to make in a particular city to live at the same level based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to move to is higher than that of Logan, OH, then you would need to earn a higher salary in order to enjoy the same standard of living. To use the Logan, OH salary calculator, enter the name of the new city, then move the slider to your current salary level. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if your salary would need to increase or decrease for the new city. You will also see a complete overview of the cost of living.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$49,879$4,157$1,164$1,497
Renters$16,722$1,394$390$502
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 Logan, 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. Logan, OH has a median income of about $49,879 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,164 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $16,722. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $390 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Logan, OH is the Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Ohio sales tax rate is 5.75% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemLoganNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.20$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $33.20$34.684.3%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $9.31$9.875.7%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemLoganNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4620.1%
Milk $1.88$2.3620.2%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0622.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemLoganNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.90$99.7840.0%
Doctor $111.67$105.036.3%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $7.49$9.4120.4%
Lipitor $267.15$298.5010.5%

Housing

ItemLoganNational avg.Difference
Home Price $98,400.00$175,700.0044.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $523.00$920.0043.2%

Transportation

ItemLoganNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemLoganNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.00$170.805.7%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Rockbridge, OH22669-31%
Murray City, OH39977-23%
Hemlock, OH19677-23%
Shawnee village, OH58777-23%
Carbon Hill, OH18777-23%
Logan, OH7,31482-18%

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Mead, WA7,31494-6%
Hastings, MI7,31382-18%
Washington, IA7,31585-15%
Pikeville, KY7,31394-6%
Ancient Oaks, PA7,31212727%
Logan, OH7,31482-18%
Source: The Logan, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.