Seven Hills 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.
IndexSeven HillsOhioNational
Cost of living index10291100
IndexSeven HillsOhioNational
Goods & Services index10199100
Groceries index114101100
Health care index10095100
Housing index10175100
Transportation index106101100
Utilities index9291100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Seven Hills, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Seven Hills, OH is 102, which is 12% higher than the Ohio average and 2% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Seven Hills, OH are 2% higher than the Ohio average and 1% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Seven Hills is 12% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Seven Hills is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Seven Hills is 1% higher 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$69,167$5,764$1,614$2,075
Renters$40,917$3,410$955$1,228
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Seven Hills, 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 Seven Hills, OH, the median monthly income is $69,167 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,614 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $40,917, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $955 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%
For those who live in Seven Hills, OH and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Ohio income tax rate and the Ohio sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Ohio, the sales tax is 5.75%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Ohio, the income tax rate ranges between 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemSeven HillsNational 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

ItemSeven HillsNational 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

ItemSeven HillsNational 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

ItemSeven HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $164,200.00$175,700.006.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $959.35$1,133.2315.3%
Apartment Rent $1,098.00$920.0019.3%

Transportation

ItemSeven HillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$1.991.7%
Tire Balancing $53.47$45.7616.8%

Utilities

ItemSeven HillsNational 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.

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East Cleveland, OH17,61986-14%
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Linndale, OH19087-13%
Newburgh Heights, OH2,00088-12%
Seven Hills, OH11,7351022%

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Seven Hills, OH11,7351022%
Source: The Seven Hills, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.