Mansfield 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.
IndexMansfieldOhioNational
Cost of living index7991100
IndexMansfieldOhioNational
Goods & Services index8699100
Groceries index99101100
Health care index9095100
Housing index5075100
Transportation index99101100
Utilities index9591100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Mansfield, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Mansfield, OH being 79, that puts it 13% lower than the average of Ohio and 21% 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 Mansfield, OH, the price of goods and services are 13% lower than the average of Ohio as well as 14% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mansfield is 13% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Mansfield is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mansfield is 50% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Mansfield, OH to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Mansfield, OH, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Mansfield, OH salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$43,613$3,634$1,018$1,309
Renters$21,834$1,820$509$655
The affordability of the housing market in Mansfield, OH as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Mansfield, OH homeowners, the median income is $43,613. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,018 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $21,834. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $509 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Mansfield, 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

ItemMansfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.64$15.5618.8%
Beauty Salon $24.27$36.1132.8%
Toothpaste $2.00$2.4719.2%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.2%
Movie $8.58$10.1315.3%
Bowling $4.37$4.747.7%

Groceries

ItemMansfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$3.9810.0%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.4%
Milk $1.85$2.0610.2%
Potatoes $2.97$2.980.4%
Pizza $9.05$9.474.5%
Beer $7.75$8.7911.9%

Health Care

ItemMansfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.83$101.0415.1%
Doctor $85.96$107.4420.0%
Dentist $81.50$90.429.9%
Ibuprofen $9.35$9.280.7%
Lipitor $409.88$426.503.9%

Housing

ItemMansfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $79,400.00$175,700.0054.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $628.06$1,133.2344.6%
Apartment Rent $578.00$920.0037.2%

Transportation

ItemMansfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$1.997.2%
Tire Balancing $36.36$45.7620.5%

Utilities

ItemMansfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.53$163.8112.4%
Phone $30.33$28.396.8%
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.
Tiro, OH19578-22%
Galion, OH10,31479-21%
Shiloh, OH62979-21%
Crestline, OH4,51679-21%
Perrysville, OH71080-20%
Mansfield, OH47,15079-21%

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Portage, MI47,13785-15%
East Providence, RI47,16611616%
Dunwoody, GA47,18212424%
Pine Bluff, AR47,05883-17%
Pearl City, HI47,27718787%
Mansfield, OH47,15079-21%
Source: The Mansfield, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.