Washington Court House 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.
IndexWashington Court HouseOhioNational
Cost of living index8491100
IndexWashington Court HouseOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index6175100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Washington Court House, OH is displayed above. In Washington Court House, OH, the overall cost of living index is 84, which is 8% lower than the Ohio average and 16% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Washington Court House, OH, the city's goods and services are equal to the Ohio average and 4% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Washington Court House is 8% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Washington Court House is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Washington Court House 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Washington Court House, OH to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Washington Court House, OH, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Washington Court House, OH salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$46,432$3,869$1,083$1,393
Renters$27,319$2,277$637$820
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Washington Court House, 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 Washington Court House, OH have a median income of $46,432. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,083 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $27,319, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $637.

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%
For those who live in Washington Court House, OH and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Ohio income tax rate and the Ohio sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Ohio, the sales tax is 5.75%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Ohio, the income tax rate ranges between 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemWashington Court HouseNational 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

ItemWashington Court HouseNational 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

ItemWashington Court HouseNational 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

ItemWashington Court HouseNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,800.00$175,700.0044.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $698.00$920.0024.1%

Transportation

ItemWashington Court HouseNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemWashington Court HouseNational 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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Pancoastburg, OH12293-7%
Octa, OH5484-16%
Good Hope, OH32779-21%
Greenfield, OH4,66679-21%
South Salem, OH24780-20%
Washington Court House, OH14,12384-16%

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Washington Court House, OH14,12384-16%
Source: The Washington Court House, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.