West Jefferson 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.
IndexWest JeffersonOhioNational
Cost of living index8891100
IndexWest JeffersonOhioNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9099100
Health care index9796100
Housing index7475100
Transportation index8395100
Utilities index96101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the West Jefferson, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in West Jefferson, OH is 88, which is 3% lower than the Ohio average and 12% 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 West Jefferson, OH are equal to the Ohio average and 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in West Jefferson is 3% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in West Jefferson is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Jefferson is 26% 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$57,368$4,781$1,338$1,721
Renters$28,077$2,340$655$842
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in West Jefferson, 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 West Jefferson, OH homeowners, is $57,368. This would allow for a maximum of $1,338 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $28,077 which would result in a maximum of $655 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%
The Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in West Jefferson, OH. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Ohio sales tax is 5.75% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.528% to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemWest JeffersonNational 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

ItemWest JeffersonNational 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

ItemWest JeffersonNational 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

ItemWest JeffersonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,900.00$175,700.0030.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $788.00$920.0014.3%

Transportation

ItemWest JeffersonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemWest JeffersonNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Derby, OH42880-20%
Urbancrest, OH1,02480-20%
Plumwood, OH22882-18%
Lincoln Village, OH8,99484-16%
Midway, OH22784-16%
West Jefferson, OH4,22388-12%

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Burnham, IL4,22597-3%
West Jefferson, OH4,22388-12%
Source: The West Jefferson, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.