Sunbury 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.
IndexSunburyOhioNational
Cost of living index9691100
IndexSunburyOhioNational
Goods & Services index9999100
Groceries index94101100
Health care index9595100
Housing index9875100
Transportation index96101100
Utilities index8791100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Sunbury, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Sunbury, OH is 96, which is 5% higher than the Ohio average and 4% 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 Sunbury, OH are 1% lower than the Ohio average and 2% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sunbury is 5% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Sunbury is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sunbury is 2% 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$74,103$6,175$1,729$2,223
Renters$27,271$2,273$636$818
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Sunbury, OH as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Sunbury, OH homeowners, is $74,103. This would allow for a maximum of $1,729 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $27,271 which would result in a maximum of $636 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Sunbury, 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

ItemSunburyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.12$15.5622.2%
Beauty Salon $32.80$36.119.2%
Toothpaste $1.93$2.4721.8%
Shampoo $0.80$0.9617.1%
Movie $9.59$10.135.3%
Bowling $4.18$4.7411.7%

Groceries

ItemSunburyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.984.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.419.0%
Milk $1.73$2.0616.2%
Potatoes $2.68$2.9810.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemSunburyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $54.39$101.0446.2%
Doctor $96.85$107.449.9%
Dentist $92.19$90.422.0%
Ibuprofen $8.22$9.2811.5%
Lipitor $431.97$426.501.3%

Housing

ItemSunburyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $161,800.00$175,700.007.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $782.25$1,133.2331.0%
Apartment Rent $1,035.00$920.0012.5%

Transportation

ItemSunburyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.0%
Tire Balancing $41.58$45.769.1%

Utilities

ItemSunburyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.45$163.8121.6%
Phone $27.99$28.391.4%
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.
Kilbourne, OH13879-21%
Ashley, OH1,15283-17%
Fulton, OH27683-17%
Marengo, OH29184-16%
Sparta, OH13585-15%
Sunbury, OH4,63996-4%

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Sunbury, OH4,63996-4%
Source: The Sunbury, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.