Lowell 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.
IndexLowellOhioNational
Cost of living index8391100
IndexLowellOhioNational
Goods & Services index10099100
Groceries index101101100
Health care index9295100
Housing index4975100
Transportation index97101100
Utilities index8891100

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  • The cost of living in Lowell is 10% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Lowell is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lowell is 51% 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$37,308$3,109$870$1,119
Renters$36,042$3,004$841$1,081

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%

Goods & Services

ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$15.5618.1%
Beauty Salon $32.72$36.119.4%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.3%
Shampoo $0.94$0.962.2%
Movie $10.20$10.130.7%
Bowling $4.17$4.7412.0%

Groceries

ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.19$3.985.2%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.413.8%
Milk $2.05$2.060.8%
Potatoes $3.45$2.9815.8%
Pizza $9.00$9.475.0%
Beer $8.55$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$101.0411.3%
Doctor $96.00$107.4410.6%
Dentist $77.00$90.4214.8%
Ibuprofen $8.91$9.283.9%
Lipitor $443.98$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $70,900.00$175,700.0059.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,082.34$1,133.234.5%
Apartment Rent $625.00$920.0032.1%

Transportation

ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$1.996.9%
Tire Balancing $33.51$45.7626.8%

Utilities

ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.76$163.8120.8%
Phone $28.66$28.391.0%
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.
Lower Salem, OH4076-24%
Vincent, OH36578-22%
Macksburg, OH13379-21%
Stafford, OH9879-21%
Waverly, WV23482-18%
Lowell, OH47883-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Brunswick Station, ME47811313%
Kila, MT4781099%
Wheatland, MT47812323%
Laurel, IN47873-27%
Warner, SD47892-8%
Lowell, OH47883-17%
Source: The Lowell, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.