West Lafayette 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 LafayetteOhioNational
Cost of living index7991100
IndexWest LafayetteOhioNational
Goods & Services index8699100
Groceries index99101100
Health care index9095100
Housing index4975100
Transportation index99101100
Utilities index9591100

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  • The cost of living in West Lafayette is 14% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in West Lafayette is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Lafayette is 51% 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$50,208$4,184$1,171$1,506
Renters$17,219$1,435$402$517

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%

Goods & Services

ItemWest LafayetteNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.64$15.5618.8%
Beauty Salon $24.27$36.1132.8%
Toothpaste $2.00$2.4719.2%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.2%
Movie $8.58$10.1315.3%
Bowling $4.37$4.747.7%

Groceries

ItemWest LafayetteNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$3.9810.0%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.4%
Milk $1.85$2.0610.2%
Potatoes $2.97$2.980.4%
Pizza $9.05$9.474.5%
Beer $7.75$8.7911.9%

Health Care

ItemWest LafayetteNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.83$101.0415.1%
Doctor $85.96$107.4420.0%
Dentist $81.50$90.429.9%
Ibuprofen $9.35$9.280.7%
Lipitor $409.88$426.503.9%

Housing

ItemWest LafayetteNational avg.Difference
Home Price $73,300.00$175,700.0058.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $628.06$1,133.2344.6%
Apartment Rent $593.00$920.0035.5%

Transportation

ItemWest LafayetteNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$1.997.2%
Tire Balancing $36.36$45.7620.5%

Utilities

ItemWest LafayetteNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.53$163.8112.4%
Phone $30.33$28.396.8%
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.
Kimbolton, OH12992-8%
Fresno, OH9377-23%
Trinway, OH23879-21%
Adamsville, OH12680-20%
Plainfield, OH16978-22%
West Lafayette, OH2,23979-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Creston, OH2,23987-13%
North Rock Springs, WY2,2391044%
Pine Beach, NJ2,23913030%
Kershaw, SC2,23989-11%
Marceline, MO2,23982-18%
West Lafayette, OH2,23979-21%
Source: The West Lafayette, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.