Castalia 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.
IndexCastaliaOhioNational
Cost of living index8591100
IndexCastaliaOhioNational
Goods & Services index88100100
Groceries index9998100
Health care index8596100
Housing index6973100
Transportation index95102100
Utilities index9891100
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  • The cost of living in Castalia is 6% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Castalia is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Castalia is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Ohio general sales tax is 13% higher than the national average.
  • Ohio state income tax is 28% higher 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$78,750$6,563$1,837$2,363
      Renters$34,792$2,899$812$1,044

      Ohio Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Ohio5.75%8%

      Ohio Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Ohio2.85%4.797%

      Goods & Services

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $13.00$17.4925.7%
      Beauty Salon $26.62$38.1730.3%
      Toothpaste $2.41$2.324.0%
      Shampoo $0.97$1.014.1%
      Movie $8.84$10.7217.6%
      Bowling $4.25$13.8669.3%

      Groceries

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.65$3.906.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4022.8%
      Milk $1.96$1.960.1%
      Potatoes $2.34$3.1826.4%
      Pizza $8.99$10.3913.5%
      Beer $8.24$9.2310.7%

      Health Care

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $90.64$106.3414.8%
      Doctor $85.00$115.2526.2%
      Dentist $69.25$98.3829.6%
      Ibuprofen $8.85$9.264.4%
      Lipitor $454.34$466.472.6%

      Housing

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $125,000.00$184,700.0032.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $719.54$1,273.3243.5%
      Apartment Rent $675.00$949.0028.9%

      Transportation

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.31$2.5910.9%
      Tire Balancing $37.13$48.9024.1%

      Utilities

      ItemCastaliaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$163.54$167.602.4%
      Phone $27.99$163.4282.9%
      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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      Crystal Rock, OH11368-32%
      Whites Landing, OH34183-17%
      Castalia, OH85385-15%

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      Source: The Castalia, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.