Forest 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.
IndexForestOhioNational
Cost of living index8891100
IndexForestOhioNational
Goods & Services index11299100
Groceries index9699100
Health care index10295100
Housing index5173100
Transportation index98101100
Utilities index9093100

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  • The cost of living in Forest is 4% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Forest is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Forest is 49% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$47,019$3,918$1,097$1,411
Renters$41,875$3,490$977$1,256

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.5%5%

Goods & Services

ItemForestNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.25$16.091.0%
Beauty Salon $33.05$37.3311.5%
Toothpaste $2.06$2.4515.7%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0012.7%
Movie $10.06$10.282.1%
Bowling $5.59$4.9313.3%

Groceries

ItemForestNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.56$3.806.5%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.404.0%
Milk $1.31$2.0134.6%
Potatoes $3.35$3.0111.2%
Pizza $11.70$9.8918.3%
Beer $8.17$8.908.1%

Health Care

ItemForestNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.42$102.1616.4%
Doctor $94.69$108.3612.6%
Dentist $106.56$92.5315.2%
Ibuprofen $9.38$9.281.1%
Lipitor $437.97$425.822.9%

Housing

ItemForestNational avg.Difference
Home Price $79,500.00$184,700.0057.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,115.53$1,202.447.2%
Apartment Rent $657.00$949.0030.8%

Transportation

ItemForestNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.25$2.240.1%
Tire Balancing $43.37$46.296.3%

Utilities

ItemForestNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$124.40$165.9625.0%
Phone $31.33$28.689.2%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dola, OH15880-20%
Marseilles, OH9682-18%
Patterson, OH12784-16%
McGuffey, OH48382-18%
Kirby, OH12085-15%
Forest, OH1,57588-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wyoming, DE1,57599-1%
Elk Rapids, MI1,57497-3%
Tecumseh, NE1,57483-17%
Atlantic Beach, NY1,574206106%
Galesville, WI1,57492-8%
Forest, OH1,57588-12%
Source: The Forest, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.