Fairlawn 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.
Cost of living index9891100
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index10398100
Health care index9896100
Housing index9973100
Transportation index93102100
Utilities index9491100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Fairlawn, OH is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Fairlawn, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 98. This index is 8% higher than the Ohio average, and 2% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Fairlawn, OH, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in Ohio, and it is 1% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Fairlawn is 8% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Fairlawn is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fairlawn is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Ohio general sales tax is 13% higher than the national average.
  • Ohio state income tax is 78% lower than the national average.

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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      How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Fairlawn, OH, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Fairlawn, OH homeowners have a median income of $80,670. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,882 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $36,526, which means there is a maximum of $852 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Ohio Sales Tax

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      When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Fairlawn, OH, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Ohio, as well as the rate for income tax in Ohio. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Ohio is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Ohio is 5.75%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Ohio starts from 0.5% and goes up to 5%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemFairlawnNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.00$17.4914.2%
      Beauty Salon $34.00$38.1710.9%
      Toothpaste $2.99$2.3228.8%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.011.2%
      Movie $10.40$10.723.0%
      Bowling $12.00$13.8613.4%


      ItemFairlawnNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.08$3.9030.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.39$1.400.4%
      Milk $1.89$1.963.7%
      Potatoes $3.13$3.181.7%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.59$9.233.9%

      Health Care

      ItemFairlawnNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $103.60$106.342.6%
      Doctor $150.84$115.2530.9%
      Dentist $91.40$98.387.1%
      Ibuprofen $7.99$9.2613.7%
      Lipitor $339.53$466.4727.2%


      ItemFairlawnNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $174,700.00$184,700.005.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,141.80$1,273.3210.3%
      Apartment Rent $1,053.00$949.0011.0%


      ItemFairlawnNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.53$2.592.6%
      Tire Balancing $42.98$48.9012.1%


      ItemFairlawnNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$153.04$167.608.7%
      Phone $175.88$163.427.6%
      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.
      Sawyerwood, OH1,31682-18%
      Akron, OH198,50884-16%
      Barberton, OH26,26685-15%
      Twinsburg Heights, OH1,00986-14%
      Rittman, OH6,52887-13%
      Fairlawn, OH7,47798-2%

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      Hood River, OR7,47612828%
      Gilberts, IL7,47911212%
      Palmyra, PA7,48196-4%
      Aurora, MO7,47381-19%
      Seminole, OK7,47079-21%
      Fairlawn, OH7,47798-2%
      Source: The Fairlawn, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.