Wellington 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.
IndexWellingtonOhioNational
Cost of living index8791100
IndexWellingtonOhioNational
Goods & Services index8796100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index9196100
Housing index7675100
Transportation index9895100
Utilities index98101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Wellington, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Wellington, OH is 87, which is 4% lower than the Ohio average and 13% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Wellington, OH are 10% lower than the Ohio average and 13% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Wellington is 4% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Wellington is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wellington is 24% 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$67,188$5,599$1,568$2,016
Renters$37,045$3,087$864$1,111
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Wellington, OH as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Wellington, OH homeowners, is $67,188. This would allow for a maximum of $1,568 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $37,045 which would result in a maximum of $864 to be spent on rental 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 Wellington, 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

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.80$14.5919.1%
Beauty Salon $31.75$34.688.4%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.470.1%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0217.4%
Movie $8.38$9.8715.1%
Bowling $3.00$4.3931.7%

Groceries

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.83$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.23$3.0627.2%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.00$99.787.8%
Doctor $87.67$105.0316.5%
Dentist $74.75$88.7015.7%
Ibuprofen $8.31$9.4111.7%
Lipitor $324.05$298.508.6%

Housing

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $134,300.00$175,700.0023.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $627.79$1,081.0341.9%
Apartment Rent $677.00$920.0026.4%

Transportation

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.095.5%
Tire Balancing $48.33$45.296.7%

Utilities

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.21$170.8020.3%
Phone $34.95$28.2623.7%
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.
Greenwich, OH1,31680-20%
Kipton, OH26080-20%
New London, OH2,58981-19%
West Salem, OH1,55781-19%
Lodi, OH2,77781-19%
Wellington, OH5,00487-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Auburn, IL5,00488-12%
Holbrook, AZ5,00382-18%
Shenandoah, PA5,00282-18%
Carlisle, OH5,00193-7%
Chisholm, MN5,00187-13%
Wellington, OH5,00487-13%
Source: The Wellington, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.