South Euclid 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.
IndexSouth EuclidOhioNational
Cost of living index9591100
IndexSouth EuclidOhioNational
Goods & Services index10596100
Groceries index10799100
Health care index11496100
Housing index7575100
Transportation index9795100
Utilities index100101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the South Euclid, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in South Euclid, OH is 95, which is 5% higher than the Ohio average and 5% lower 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 South Euclid, OH are 9% higher than the Ohio average and 5% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South Euclid is 5% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in South Euclid is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Euclid is 25% 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$60,670$5,056$1,416$1,820
Renters$39,422$3,285$920$1,183
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in South Euclid, 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 South Euclid, OH, the median monthly income is $60,670 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,416 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $39,422, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $920 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 South Euclid, 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

ItemSouth EuclidNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.45$14.5919.6%
Beauty Salon $41.75$34.6820.4%
Toothpaste $2.64$2.476.7%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $4.29$4.392.3%

Groceries

ItemSouth EuclidNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.86$4.488.6%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemSouth EuclidNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.74$99.7815.1%
Doctor $115.50$105.0310.0%
Dentist $115.00$88.7029.6%
Ibuprofen $11.07$9.4117.6%
Lipitor $302.96$298.501.5%

Housing

ItemSouth EuclidNational avg.Difference
Home Price $107,500.00$175,700.0038.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,001.84$1,081.037.3%
Apartment Rent $993.00$920.007.9%

Transportation

ItemSouth EuclidNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.9%
Tire Balancing $45.52$45.290.5%

Utilities

ItemSouth EuclidNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$165.58$170.803.1%
Phone $29.58$28.264.7%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Cleveland, OH17,61986-14%
Highland Hills, OH99987-13%
Cleveland, OH392,11488-12%
Linndale, OH19088-12%
Newburgh Heights, OH2,00089-11%
South Euclid, OH22,05295-5%

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North Plainfield, NJ22,05612121%
Charleston, IL22,06589-11%
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Forest Grove, OR22,07011414%
Villa Park, IL22,07311212%
South Euclid, OH22,05295-5%
Source: The South Euclid, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.