Wapakoneta 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 index8991100
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index10699100
Health care index10996100
Housing index6175100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index109101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Wapakoneta, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Wapakoneta, OH being 89, that puts it 2% lower than the average of Ohio and 11% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Wapakoneta, OH, the price of goods and services are 2% higher than the average of Ohio as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Wapakoneta is 2% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Wapakoneta is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wapakoneta is 39% 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Wapakoneta, OH as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Wapakoneta, OH homeowners, the median income is $53,239. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,242 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $30,580. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $713 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Ohio Sales Tax

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Ohio Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Wapakoneta, 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

ItemWapakonetaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $26.90$34.6822.4%
Toothpaste $2.21$2.4710.6%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $3.73$4.3915.1%


ItemWapakonetaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.35$4.482.8%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.466.4%
Milk $2.42$2.362.7%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.24$8.634.6%

Health Care

ItemWapakonetaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.67$99.7814.1%
Doctor $88.50$105.0315.7%
Dentist $116.25$88.7031.1%
Ibuprofen $9.65$9.412.5%
Lipitor $329.32$298.5010.3%


ItemWapakonetaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $104,100.00$175,700.0040.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.00$1,081.0316.8%
Apartment Rent $604.00$920.0034.3%


ItemWapakonetaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.2%
Tire Balancing $46.92$45.293.6%


ItemWapakonetaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$190.55$170.8011.6%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
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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Lafayette, OH38586-14%
Wapakoneta, OH9,85389-11%

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