North College Hill 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.
IndexNorth College HillOhioNational
Cost of living index8591100
IndexNorth College HillOhioNational
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9399100
Health care index9596100
Housing index6275100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index106101100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the North College Hill, OH cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Ohio and cities across the country, the cost of living index in North College Hill, OH is 85, which is 6% lower than the Ohio average and 15% 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 North College Hill, OH are 3% lower than the average for Ohio and 7% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North College Hill is 6% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in North College Hill is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North College Hill is 38% 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$58,496$4,875$1,365$1,755
Renters$29,267$2,439$683$878
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in North College Hill, OH as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for North College Hill, OH homeowners, is $58,496. This would allow for a maximum of $1,365 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $29,267 which would result in a maximum of $683 to be spent on rental 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in North College Hill, OH is the Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Ohio sales tax rate is 5.75% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemNorth College HillNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.50$14.5914.3%
Beauty Salon $32.61$34.686.0%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.472.7%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.72$9.871.5%
Bowling $4.08$4.397.1%

Groceries

ItemNorth College HillNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.21$4.486.0%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4626.2%
Milk $1.63$2.3630.8%
Potatoes $3.00$3.062.0%
Pizza $8.19$9.2411.4%
Beer $8.22$8.634.8%

Health Care

ItemNorth College HillNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.90$99.788.9%
Doctor $92.83$105.0311.6%
Dentist $83.38$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $8.10$9.4113.9%
Lipitor $317.61$298.506.4%

Housing

ItemNorth College HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $88,000.00$175,700.0049.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $812.88$1,081.0324.8%
Apartment Rent $817.00$920.0011.2%

Transportation

ItemNorth College HillNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.093.1%
Tire Balancing $42.99$45.295.1%

Utilities

ItemNorth College HillNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$202.79$170.8018.7%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.
Plainville, OH1196-4%
Brecon, OH25669-31%
Elizabethtown, OH30275-25%
New Baltimore, OH52378-22%
Elmwood Place, OH1,88780-20%
North College Hill, OH9,36685-15%

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Lamesa, TX9,36580-20%
Fort Oglethorpe, GA9,36888-12%
Winfield, IL9,36812020%
Waseca, MN9,37091-9%
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI9,37111111%
North College Hill, OH9,36685-15%
Source: The North College Hill, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.