The Plains 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.
IndexThe PlainsOhioNational
Cost of living index9091100
IndexThe PlainsOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index8375100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100

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  • The cost of living in The Plains is equal to the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in The Plains is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in The Plains is 17% 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$46,328$3,861$1,081$1,390
Renters$20,208$1,684$471$606

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%

Goods & Services

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.20$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $33.20$34.684.3%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $9.31$9.875.7%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4620.1%
Milk $1.88$2.3620.2%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0622.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.90$99.7840.0%
Doctor $111.67$105.036.3%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $7.49$9.4120.4%
Lipitor $267.15$298.5010.5%

Housing

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $152,600.00$175,700.0013.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $687.00$920.0025.3%

Transportation

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.00$170.805.7%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Millfield, OH25270-30%
Stewart, OH23074-26%
Murray City, OH39977-23%
Chesterhill, OH31977-23%
Carbon Hill, OH18777-23%
The Plains, OH3,03090-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Frostproof, FL3,03084-16%
Yerington, NV3,03095-5%
Milton, LA3,03099-1%
Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI3,03113434%
Campo, CA3,0311099%
The Plains, OH3,03090-10%
Source: The The Plains, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.