Upper Arlington 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.
IndexUpper ArlingtonOhioNational
Cost of living index11391100
IndexUpper ArlingtonOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index15975100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Upper Arlington, OH is shown above. Compared to the state average of Ohio the cost of living index in Upper Arlington, OH is 113, which is 25% higher than the average in Ohio and compared to the national average it is 13% higher 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 Upper Arlington, OH goods and services come in at equal to the average in Ohio and are 4% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Upper Arlington is 25% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Upper Arlington is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Upper Arlington is 59% higher 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

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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Upper Arlington, OH by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Upper Arlington, OH have a median income of $112,729. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,630 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $54,188, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,264.

Ohio Sales Tax

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Ohio Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Upper Arlington, OH you will want to make sure you consider both the Ohio sales tax and the Ohio income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Ohio is 5.75%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Ohio have a range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemUpper ArlingtonNational 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%


ItemUpper ArlingtonNational 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

ItemUpper ArlingtonNational 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%


ItemUpper ArlingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $317,200.00$175,700.0080.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $997.00$920.008.4%


ItemUpper ArlingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%


ItemUpper ArlingtonNational 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.

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Whitehall, OH18,38383-17%
Lincoln Village, OH8,99484-16%
Unionville Center, OH26685-15%
Brice, OH15285-15%
Upper Arlington, OH34,19111313%

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Upper Arlington, OH34,19111313%
Source: The Upper Arlington, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.