Warren 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.
IndexWarrenOhioNational
Cost of living index7591100
IndexWarrenOhioNational
Goods & Services index8996100
Groceries index7899100
Health care index8496100
Housing index4575100
Transportation index9295100
Utilities index93101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Warren, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Warren, OH being 75, that puts it 17% lower than the average of Ohio and 25% 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 Warren, OH, the price of goods and services are 7% lower than the average of Ohio as well as 11% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Warren is 17% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Warren is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Warren is 55% 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$42,051$3,504$981$1,262
Renters$17,012$1,418$397$510
The affordability of the housing market in Warren, 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 Warren, OH homeowners, the median income is $42,051. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $981 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $17,012. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $397 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Warren, OH, the Ohio income tax and the Ohio sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Ohio maximum surtax is 8%, and the Ohio sales tax is 5.75%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333% in Ohio.

Goods & Services

ItemWarrenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.20$14.5916.4%
Beauty Salon $25.60$34.6826.2%
Toothpaste $1.91$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.20$4.3927.1%

Groceries

ItemWarrenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$4.4819.8%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $1.50$2.3636.4%
Potatoes $1.58$3.0648.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemWarrenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.80$99.7816.0%
Doctor $72.40$105.0331.1%
Dentist $70.60$88.7020.4%
Ibuprofen $7.51$9.4120.2%
Lipitor $319.82$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemWarrenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $63,700.00$175,700.0063.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.19$1,081.0329.2%
Apartment Rent $602.00$920.0034.6%

Transportation

ItemWarrenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $36.78$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemWarrenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.52$170.8019.5%
Phone $31.43$28.2611.2%
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.
Maplewood Park, OH34066-34%
Youngstown, OH66,01373-27%
Hilltop, OH32578-22%
Struthers, OH10,57476-24%
Leavittsburg, OH1,62576-24%
Warren, OH40,92575-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Leominster, MA40,95411717%
Sumter, SC40,81995-5%
Meridian, MS40,80979-21%
Linden, NJ41,05412121%
Quincy, IL40,78283-17%
Warren, OH40,92575-25%
Source: The Warren, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.