Port Clinton 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.
IndexPort ClintonOhioNational
Cost of living index8891100
IndexPort ClintonOhioNational
Goods & Services index10899100
Groceries index97101100
Health care index9695100
Housing index6075100
Transportation index96101100
Utilities index8591100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Port Clinton, OH is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Port Clinton, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 88. This index is 4% lower than the Ohio average, and 12% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Port Clinton, OH, the average cost of goods and services is 9% higher than it is in Ohio, and it is 8% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Port Clinton is 4% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Port Clinton is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Port Clinton is 40% 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$54,668$4,556$1,276$1,640
Renters$23,242$1,937$542$697
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Port Clinton, OH, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Port Clinton, OH, the median monthly income is $54,668 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,276 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $23,242, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $542 on monthly rental expenses.

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%
The Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Port Clinton, OH. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Ohio sales tax is 5.75% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemPort ClintonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.20$15.562.4%
Beauty Salon $32.00$36.1111.4%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.1%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $10.00$10.131.3%
Bowling $5.16$4.748.9%

Groceries

ItemPort ClintonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$3.986.4%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.418.6%
Milk $1.41$2.0631.5%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.7%
Pizza $11.33$9.4719.6%
Beer $8.12$8.797.7%

Health Care

ItemPort ClintonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.39$101.044.6%
Doctor $97.50$107.449.3%
Dentist $86.92$90.423.9%
Ibuprofen $8.95$9.283.5%
Lipitor $441.80$426.503.6%

Housing

ItemPort ClintonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,700.00$175,700.0042.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,006.55$1,133.2311.2%
Apartment Rent $590.00$920.0035.9%

Transportation

ItemPort ClintonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$1.990.1%
Tire Balancing $39.84$45.7612.9%

Utilities

ItemPort ClintonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$132.82$163.8118.9%
Phone $25.90$28.398.8%
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.
Crystal Rock, OH10992-8%
Wightmans Grove, OH101000%
Sandusky, OH25,62680-20%
Fremont, OH16,55586-14%
Stony Prairie, OH1,21988-12%
Port Clinton, OH6,03888-12%

Cities with similar population

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Fort Shawnee, OH6,04091-9%
Union Beach, NJ6,04012424%
Paulsboro, NJ6,0411033%
Twin Lakes, WI6,03399-1%
Contra Costa Centre, CA6,03115151%
Port Clinton, OH6,03888-12%
Source: The Port Clinton, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.