Middleburg Heights 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.
IndexMiddleburg HeightsOhioNational
Cost of living index9991100
IndexMiddleburg HeightsOhioNational
Goods & Services index10199100
Groceries index114101100
Health care index10095100
Housing index8975100
Transportation index106101100
Utilities index9291100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Middleburg Heights, OH cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Ohio and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Middleburg Heights, OH is 99, which is 8% higher than the Ohio average and 1% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Middleburg Heights, OH are 2% higher than the average for Ohio and 1% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Middleburg Heights is 8% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Middleburg Heights is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Middleburg Heights is 11% 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$66,899$5,575$1,561$2,007
Renters$36,528$3,044$852$1,096
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Middleburg Heights, OH by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Middleburg Heights, OH have a median income of $66,899. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,561 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $36,528, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $852.

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 Middleburg Heights, 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

ItemMiddleburg HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.90$15.564.3%
Beauty Salon $34.40$36.114.7%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.479.7%
Shampoo $1.02$0.965.4%
Movie $10.70$10.135.7%
Bowling $4.68$4.741.2%

Groceries

ItemMiddleburg HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.32$3.9833.6%
Fried Chicken $1.70$1.4120.6%
Milk $2.06$2.060.3%
Potatoes $2.69$2.989.7%
Pizza $10.90$9.4715.0%
Beer $7.72$8.7912.2%

Health Care

ItemMiddleburg HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.95$101.0421.9%
Doctor $112.80$107.445.0%
Dentist $83.71$90.427.4%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.287.5%
Lipitor $459.10$426.507.6%

Housing

ItemMiddleburg HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $158,000.00$175,700.0010.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $959.35$1,133.2315.3%
Apartment Rent $792.00$920.0013.9%

Transportation

ItemMiddleburg HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$1.991.7%
Tire Balancing $53.47$45.7616.8%

Utilities

ItemMiddleburg HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$122.96$163.8124.9%
Phone $32.52$28.3914.6%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Cleveland, OH17,61986-14%
Cleveland, OH392,11487-13%
Linndale, OH19087-13%
Newburgh Heights, OH2,00088-12%
Kinsman Center, OH52289-11%
Middleburg Heights, OH15,82399-1%

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Bradley, IL15,82293-7%
Sienna Plantation, TX15,82411414%
Chamblee, GA15,83511111%
Calhoun, GA15,83789-11%
Middleburg Heights, OH15,82399-1%
Source: The Middleburg Heights, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.