Northridge 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.
IndexNorthridgeOhioNational
Cost of living index9491100
IndexNorthridgeOhioNational
Goods & Services index11499100
Groceries index98101100
Health care index8695100
Housing index6775100
Transportation index110101100
Utilities index8791100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Northridge, OH is displayed above. In Northridge, OH, the overall cost of living index is 94, which is 2% higher than the Ohio average and 6% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Northridge, OH, the city's goods and services are 15% higher than the Ohio average and 14% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Northridge is 2% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Northridge is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Northridge 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$61,263$5,105$1,429$1,838
Renters$23,631$1,969$551$709
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Northridge, OH, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Northridge, OH has a median income of about $61,263 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,429 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $23,631. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $551 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Northridge, 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

ItemNorthridgeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $24.17$15.5655.3%
Beauty Salon $33.61$36.116.9%
Toothpaste $3.07$2.4724.0%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9621.9%
Movie $12.05$10.1319.0%
Bowling $7.57$4.7459.8%

Groceries

ItemNorthridgeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.39$3.9810.3%
Fried Chicken $2.09$1.4148.3%
Milk $1.72$2.0616.5%
Potatoes $3.05$2.982.4%
Pizza $9.16$9.473.3%
Beer $7.91$8.7910.1%

Health Care

ItemNorthridgeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.11$101.040.9%
Doctor $78.33$107.4427.1%
Dentist $76.44$90.4215.5%
Ibuprofen $9.28$9.280.0%
Lipitor $404.51$426.505.2%

Housing

ItemNorthridgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $116,100.00$175,700.0033.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $760.81$1,133.2332.9%
Apartment Rent $647.00$920.0029.7%

Transportation

ItemNorthridgeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$1.990.3%
Tire Balancing $60.61$45.7632.5%

Utilities

ItemNorthridgeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$120.43$163.8126.5%
Phone $29.96$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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Highland Holiday, OH40786-14%
Crystal Lakes, OH1,39889-11%
Springfield, OH60,21689-11%
Catawba, OH38683-17%
Park Layne, OH4,74790-10%
Northridge, OH7,40494-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hatboro, PA7,40312020%
Twin Rivers, NJ7,40211414%
Catoosa, OK7,40789-11%
Palmyra, PA7,39996-4%
Yelm, WA7,3981088%
Northridge, OH7,40494-6%
Source: The Northridge, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.