Hillsboro 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 index8691100
Goods & Services index102100100
Groceries index9798100
Health care index10396100
Housing index5273100
Transportation index111102100
Utilities index8791100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Hillsboro, OH is displayed above. In Hillsboro, OH, the overall cost of living index is 86, which is 5% lower than the Ohio average and 14% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Hillsboro, OH, the city's goods and services are 3% higher than the Ohio average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.
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Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hillsboro is 5% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Hillsboro is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hillsboro is 48% 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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      The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Hillsboro, OH to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Hillsboro, OH, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Hillsboro, OH salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

      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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, OH homeowners have a median income of $45,887. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,071 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $18,393, which means there is a maximum of $429 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Ohio Sales Tax

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      Ohio Income Tax

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      When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Hillsboro, 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

      ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.73$17.494.3%
      Beauty Salon $32.80$38.1714.1%
      Toothpaste $1.96$2.3215.6%
      Shampoo $0.90$1.0111.1%
      Movie $12.92$10.7220.5%
      Bowling $14.20$13.862.4%


      ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.41$3.9012.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.16$1.4016.9%
      Milk $1.09$1.9644.5%
      Potatoes $3.86$3.1821.3%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $8.31$9.2310.0%

      Health Care

      ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $92.30$106.3413.2%
      Doctor $118.82$115.253.1%
      Dentist $107.00$98.388.8%
      Ibuprofen $8.03$9.2613.3%
      Lipitor $491.32$466.475.3%


      ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $85,000.00$184,700.0054.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $987.35$1,273.3222.5%
      Apartment Rent $632.00$949.0033.4%


      ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.93$2.5913.0%
      Tire Balancing $54.59$48.9011.6%


      ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$133.62$167.6020.3%
      Phone $176.25$163.427.9%
      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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      Source: The Hillsboro, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.