Wintersville 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.
IndexWintersvilleOhioNational
Cost of living index9191100
IndexWintersvilleOhioNational
Goods & Services index9796100
Groceries index10099100
Health care index9596100
Housing index6475100
Transportation index12095100
Utilities index108101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Wintersville, OH cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Wintersville, OH is 91, which is equal to the Ohio average and 9% 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 Wintersville, OH are 1% higher than the Ohio average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Wintersville is equal to the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Wintersville is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wintersville is 36% 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$67,699$5,642$1,580$2,031
Renters$27,409$2,284$640$822
The affordability of the housing market in Wintersville, 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 Wintersville, OH homeowners, the median income is $67,699. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,580 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $27,409. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $640 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 Wintersville, 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

ItemWintersvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $37.49$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.65$9.8712.3%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemWintersvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.04$2.3613.4%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.70$9.245.9%
Beer $9.99$8.6315.7%

Health Care

ItemWintersvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $89.83$105.0314.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $325.87$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemWintersvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $104,300.00$175,700.0040.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $681.00$920.0026.0%

Transportation

ItemWintersvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%

Utilities

ItemWintersvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.47$170.8017.4%
Phone $26.50$28.266.2%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Windsor Heights, WV49180-20%
Pottery Addition, OH31682-18%
Stratton, OH24882-18%
Bloomingdale, OH14782-18%
Amsterdam, OH53873-27%
Wintersville, OH3,93091-9%

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Lawrence Park, PA3,93086-14%
Saugerties, NY3,93011212%
Reamstown, PA3,9291033%
Waialua, HI3,92918888%
Williamstown, KY3,93288-12%
Wintersville, OH3,93091-9%
Source: The Wintersville, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.