Birmingham 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.
IndexBirminghamToledoOhio
Cost of living index798691
IndexBirminghamToledoOhio
Goods & Services index9510899
Groceries index11097101
Health care index1259695
Housing index315375
Transportation index9996101
Utilities index948591

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  • The cost of living in Birmingham is 14% lower than the Toledo average.
  • The cost of living in Birmingham is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Birmingham is 69% 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)
Household$24,752$2,063$578$743

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

ItemToledoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.20$15.562.4%
Beauty Salon $32.00$36.1111.4%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.1%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $10.00$10.131.3%
Bowling $5.16$4.748.9%

Groceries

ItemToledoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$3.986.4%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.418.6%
Milk $1.41$2.0631.5%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.7%
Pizza $11.33$9.4719.6%
Beer $8.12$8.797.7%

Health Care

ItemToledoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.39$101.044.6%
Doctor $97.50$107.449.3%
Dentist $86.92$90.423.9%
Ibuprofen $8.95$9.283.5%
Lipitor $441.80$426.503.6%

Housing

ItemToledoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,600.00$175,700.0054.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,006.55$1,133.2311.2%
Apartment Rent $638.00$920.0030.7%

Transportation

ItemToledoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$1.990.1%
Tire Balancing $39.84$45.7612.9%

Utilities

ItemToledoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$132.82$163.8118.9%
Phone $25.90$28.398.8%
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%
Walbridge, OH3,05687-13%
Clay Center, OH29187-13%
Rocky Ridge, OH39588-12%
Luna Pier, MI1,39788-12%
Toledo, OH283,93286-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Newark, NJ278,75011515%
Greensboro, NC276,22593-7%
St. Paul, MN291,7281011%
Plano, TX271,1661011%
Cincinnati, OH297,11789-11%
Toledo, OH283,93286-14%
Source: The Birmingham, Toledo, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.