Mentor-on-the-Lake 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.
IndexMentor-on-the-LakeOhioNational
Cost of living index9791100
IndexMentor-on-the-LakeOhioNational
Goods & Services index10596100
Groceries index10799100
Health care index11496100
Housing index8175100
Transportation index9795100
Utilities index100101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH is 97, which is 7% higher than the Ohio average and 3% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH are 9% higher than the Ohio average and 5% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mentor-on-the-Lake is 7% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Mentor-on-the-Lake is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mentor-on-the-Lake is 19% 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$57,821$4,818$1,349$1,735
Renters$29,531$2,461$689$886
The affordability of the housing market in Mentor-on-the-Lake, 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 Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH homeowners, the median income is $57,821. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,349 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $29,531. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $689 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Ohio, as well as the rate for income tax in Ohio. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Ohio is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Ohio is 5.75%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Ohio starts from 0.528% and goes up to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemMentor-on-the-LakeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.45$14.5919.6%
Beauty Salon $41.75$34.6820.4%
Toothpaste $2.64$2.476.7%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $4.29$4.392.3%

Groceries

ItemMentor-on-the-LakeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.86$4.488.6%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemMentor-on-the-LakeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.74$99.7815.1%
Doctor $115.50$105.0310.0%
Dentist $115.00$88.7029.6%
Ibuprofen $11.07$9.4117.6%
Lipitor $302.96$298.501.5%

Housing

ItemMentor-on-the-LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $132,700.00$175,700.0024.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,001.84$1,081.037.3%
Apartment Rent $851.00$920.007.5%

Transportation

ItemMentor-on-the-LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.9%
Tire Balancing $45.52$45.290.5%

Utilities

ItemMentor-on-the-LakeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$165.58$170.803.1%
Phone $29.58$28.264.7%
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.
East Cleveland, OH17,61986-14%
Kinsman Center, OH52290-10%
Euclid, OH48,31390-10%
Fairport Harbor, OH3,11092-8%
Painesville, OH19,68992-8%
Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH7,43097-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fairlawn, OH7,43098-2%
Robinwood, MD7,43111111%
Swainsboro, GA7,43181-19%
Middleborough Center, MA7,43212424%
Mukwonago, WI7,4261044%
Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH7,43097-3%
Source: The Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.