Newark 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.
IndexNewarkOhioNational
Cost of living index8591100
IndexNewarkOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index6775100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Newark, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Newark, OH being 85, that puts it 6% lower than the average of Ohio and 15% 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 Newark, OH, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Ohio as well as 4% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Newark is 6% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Newark is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Newark is 33% 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$56,924$4,744$1,328$1,708
Renters$22,071$1,839$515$662
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Newark, 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 Newark, OH have a median income of $56,924. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,328 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $22,071, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $515.

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 assessing the complete cost of living in Newark, OH, the Ohio income tax and the Ohio sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Ohio maximum surtax is 8%, and the Ohio sales tax is 5.75%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333% in Ohio.

Goods & Services

ItemNewarkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.20$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $33.20$34.684.3%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $9.31$9.875.7%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemNewarkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4620.1%
Milk $1.88$2.3620.2%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0622.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemNewarkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.90$99.7840.0%
Doctor $111.67$105.036.3%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $7.49$9.4120.4%
Lipitor $267.15$298.5010.5%

Housing

ItemNewarkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,700.00$175,700.0035.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $678.00$920.0026.3%

Transportation

ItemNewarkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemNewarkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.00$170.805.7%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Fultonham, OH12279-21%
Martinsburg, OH22981-19%
Buckeye Lake, OH2,70781-19%
Utica, OH2,38881-19%
St. Louisville, OH36482-18%
Newark, OH47,74485-15%

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Antelope, CA47,79811717%
Chesterfield, MO47,65111919%
Olympia, WA47,8471088%
Salina, KS47,89487-13%
Murray, UT47,9091055%
Newark, OH47,74485-15%
Source: The Newark, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.