Medina 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.
IndexMedinaOhioNational
Cost of living index9491100
IndexMedinaOhioNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index10398100
Health care index9896100
Housing index8673100
Transportation index93102100
Utilities index9491100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Medina, OH is shown above. Compared to the state average of Ohio the cost of living index in Medina, OH is 94, which is 4% higher than the average in Ohio and compared to the national average it is 6% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Medina, OH goods and services come in at 1% lower than the average in Ohio and are 1% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
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  • The cost of living in Medina is 4% higher than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Medina is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Medina is 14% 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$82,097$6,841$1,915$2,463
      Renters$31,838$2,653$743$955
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Medina, OH, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Medina, OH has a median income of about $82,097 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,915 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $31,838. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $743 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      Ohio Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Ohio5.75%8%

      Ohio Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Ohio2.85%4.797%
      When assessing the complete cost of living in Medina, OH, the Ohio income tax and the Ohio sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Ohio maximum surtax is 8%, and the Ohio sales tax is 5.75%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2.85% to 4.797% in Ohio.

      Goods & Services

      ItemMedinaNational 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%

      Groceries

      ItemMedinaNational 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

      ItemMedinaNational 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%

      Housing

      ItemMedinaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $160,700.00$184,700.0013.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,141.80$1,273.3210.3%
      Apartment Rent $800.00$949.0015.7%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemMedinaNational 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.

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