South Lebanon 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 LebanonOhioNational
Cost of living index9691100
IndexSouth LebanonOhioNational
Goods & Services index10099100
Groceries index92101100
Health care index9795100
Housing index9475100
Transportation index100101100
Utilities index9391100
A general summary of the cost of living index in South Lebanon, OH is shown above. Compared to the state average of Ohio the cost of living index in South Lebanon, OH is 96, which is 5% higher than the average in Ohio and compared to the national average it is 4% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In South Lebanon, OH goods and services come in at 1% higher than the average in Ohio and are equal to compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South Lebanon is 5% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in South Lebanon is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Lebanon is 6% 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$83,371$6,948$1,945$2,501
Renters$30,245$2,520$706$907
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 South Lebanon, 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. South Lebanon, OH has a median income of about $83,371 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,945 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $30,245. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $706 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in South Lebanon, OH, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Ohio, as well as the rate for income tax in Ohio. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Ohio is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Ohio is 5.75%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Ohio starts from 0.528% and goes up to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemSouth LebanonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.84$15.5611.1%
Beauty Salon $31.76$36.1112.0%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.4%
Shampoo $0.79$0.9618.5%
Movie $10.51$10.133.8%
Bowling $4.58$4.743.4%

Groceries

ItemSouth LebanonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.61$3.989.5%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.410.2%
Milk $1.46$2.0629.1%
Potatoes $2.68$2.9810.0%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.18$8.796.9%

Health Care

ItemSouth LebanonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.37$101.0410.6%
Doctor $103.24$107.443.9%
Dentist $87.72$90.423.0%
Ibuprofen $8.33$9.2810.2%
Lipitor $433.67$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemSouth LebanonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $169,700.00$175,700.003.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $805.19$1,133.2328.9%
Apartment Rent $820.00$920.0010.9%

Transportation

ItemSouth LebanonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$1.992.6%
Tire Balancing $43.48$45.765.0%

Utilities

ItemSouth LebanonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$163.52$163.810.2%
Phone $23.66$28.3916.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Brecon, OH25670-30%
Elmwood Place, OH1,88781-19%
Lincoln Heights, OH3,34883-17%
Lockland, OH3,44484-16%
Blanchester, OH4,18285-15%
South Lebanon, OH5,21596-4%

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South Lebanon, OH5,21596-4%
Source: The South Lebanon, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.