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Goods & Services 7%
Housing 3%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexFar NorthColumbusOhio
Cost of living968891
Goods & Services939399
Groceries10010099
Health care888897
Housing1037773
Transportation929298
Utilities909092

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Far North is 6% higher than the Columbus average
  • The cost of living in Far North is 4% lower than the national average
  • Far North housing is 3% higher than the national average
  • Ohio general sales tax is 13% higher than the national average
  • Ohio state income tax is 16% 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)
      Household$77,465$6,455$1,807$2,324

      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

      ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.64$20.2713.0%
      Beauty Salon $41.93$40.393.8%
      Toothpaste $1.78$2.3624.6%
      Shampoo $0.98$1.089.0%
      Movie $10.66$10.993.0%
      Bowling $17.73$15.4914.5%

      Groceries

      ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.86$4.3013.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4015.0%
      Milk $1.71$2.2022.5%
      Potatoes $2.68$3.2216.6%
      Pizza $10.24$10.744.7%
      Beer $8.99$9.606.3%

      Health Care

      ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $56.01$109.7349.0%
      Doctor $124.42$118.345.1%
      Dentist $80.85$100.9419.9%
      Ibuprofen $9.34$9.935.9%
      Lipitor $467.50$469.530.4%

      Housing

      ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $131,800.00$184,700.0028.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,006.60$1,229.6218.1%
      Apartment Rent $856.00$949.009.8%

      Transportation

      ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.72$2.710.2%
      Tire Balancing $40.84$51.8621.3%

      Utilities

      ItemColumbusNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$142.48$170.8416.6%
      Phone $183.23$187.182.1%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Kilbourne, OH1518217.7%
      Whitehall, OH18,5968217.7%
      Lincoln Village, OH9,8828317.1%
      Valleyview, OH6238515.0%
      West Jefferson, OH4,2858614.0%
      Columbus, OH837,0388811.6%

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Indianapolis, IN846,6748811.7%
      San Francisco, CA850,282203103.1%
      Jacksonville, FL856,616927.7%
      Fort Worth, TX815,930954.6%
      Charlotte, NC808,8341000.3%
      Columbus, OH837,0388811.6%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.