Massillon 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.
IndexMassillonOhioNational
Cost of living index8691100
IndexMassillonOhioNational
Goods & Services index8899100
Groceries index118101100
Health care index8895100
Housing index6075100
Transportation index102101100
Utilities index9691100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Massillon, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Massillon, OH being 86, that puts it 6% lower than the average of Ohio and 14% 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 Massillon, OH, the price of goods and services are 11% lower than the average of Ohio as well as 12% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Massillon is 6% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Massillon is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Massillon is 40% 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$50,618$4,218$1,181$1,519
Renters$21,806$1,817$509$654
The affordability of the housing market in Massillon, 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 Massillon, OH homeowners, the median income is $50,618. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,181 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $21,806. 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%
The Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Massillon, 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

ItemMassillonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.27$15.568.3%
Beauty Salon $32.93$36.118.8%
Toothpaste $2.86$2.4715.8%
Shampoo $1.05$0.968.8%
Movie $10.60$10.134.7%
Bowling $3.51$4.7425.8%

Groceries

ItemMassillonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.982.4%
Fried Chicken $1.94$1.4138.1%
Milk $2.80$2.0635.7%
Potatoes $3.99$2.9833.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $7.99$8.799.1%

Health Care

ItemMassillonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $72.82$101.0427.9%
Doctor $83.27$107.4422.5%
Dentist $73.07$90.4219.2%
Ibuprofen $11.27$9.2821.5%
Lipitor $442.27$426.503.7%

Housing

ItemMassillonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,800.00$175,700.0044.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,414.65$1,133.2324.8%
Apartment Rent $643.00$920.0030.1%

Transportation

ItemMassillonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$1.996.2%
Tire Balancing $42.96$45.766.1%

Utilities

ItemMassillonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.80$163.819.8%
Phone $29.99$28.395.6%
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.

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Sandyville, OH20781-19%
Mineral City, OH71982-18%
Canton, OH72,66883-17%
Beach City, OH94383-17%
Wilmot, OH25683-17%
Massillon, OH32,22486-14%

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Source: The Massillon, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.