Sylvania 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.
Cost of living index9791100
Goods & Services index9599100
Groceries index110101100
Health care index12595100
Housing index9275100
Transportation index99101100
Utilities index9491100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Sylvania, OH cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Ohio and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Sylvania, OH is 97, which is 7% higher than the Ohio average and 3% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Sylvania, OH are 4% lower than the average for Ohio and 5% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sylvania is 7% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Sylvania is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sylvania is 8% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Sylvania, OH to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Sylvania, OH, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Sylvania, OH salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
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 Sylvania, 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. Sylvania, OH has a median income of about $91,863 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,143 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $34,125. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $796 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Ohio Sales Tax

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Ohio Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Sylvania, 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

ItemSylvaniaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.18$15.568.9%
Beauty Salon $46.84$36.1129.7%
Toothpaste $2.53$2.472.5%
Shampoo $1.12$0.9616.0%
Movie $12.29$10.1321.4%
Bowling $4.17$4.7412.0%


ItemSylvaniaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.22$3.985.8%
Fried Chicken $2.24$1.4159.1%
Milk $2.11$2.062.5%
Potatoes $2.58$2.9813.4%
Pizza $9.62$9.471.6%
Beer $8.70$8.791.1%

Health Care

ItemSylvaniaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.12$101.040.9%
Doctor $156.76$107.4445.9%
Dentist $121.27$90.4234.1%
Ibuprofen $8.49$9.288.6%
Lipitor $445.93$426.504.6%


ItemSylvaniaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $166,200.00$175,700.005.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,367.76$1,133.2320.7%
Apartment Rent $784.00$920.0014.8%


ItemSylvaniaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$1.990.5%
Tire Balancing $44.07$45.763.7%


ItemSylvaniaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.88$163.8111.0%
Phone $20.05$28.3929.4%
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.
Harbor View, OH14580-20%
Toledo, OH283,93286-14%
West Monroe, MI3,24886-14%
Walbridge, OH3,05687-13%
South Monroe, MI6,62288-12%
Sylvania, OH18,92397-3%

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Sylvania, OH18,92397-3%
Source: The Sylvania, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.