Nelsonville 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 index8291100
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index9998100
Health care index8796100
Housing index5073100
Transportation index93102100
Utilities index8891100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Nelsonville, OH is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Nelsonville, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 82. This index is 9% lower than the Ohio average, and 18% 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 Nelsonville, OH, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Ohio, and it is equal to the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Nelsonville is 9% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Nelsonville is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Nelsonville is 50% 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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      Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Nelsonville, OH to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Nelsonville, OH, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Nelsonville, OH salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      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 Nelsonville, 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. Nelsonville, OH has a median income of about $38,036 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $887 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $19,562. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $456 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      Ohio Sales Tax

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      Ohio Income Tax

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      For those who live in Nelsonville, OH and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Ohio income tax rate and the Ohio sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Ohio, the sales tax is 5.75%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Ohio, the income tax rate ranges between 0.5% to 5%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemNelsonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.86$17.499.3%
      Beauty Salon $35.00$38.178.3%
      Toothpaste $1.68$2.3227.6%
      Shampoo $0.87$1.0114.0%
      Movie $10.56$10.721.5%
      Bowling $16.60$13.8619.8%


      ItemNelsonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.72$3.904.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.29$1.407.6%
      Milk $1.42$1.9627.6%
      Potatoes $2.93$3.187.9%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $8.99$9.232.6%

      Health Care

      ItemNelsonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $61.30$106.3442.4%
      Doctor $103.23$115.2510.4%
      Dentist $83.26$98.3815.4%
      Ibuprofen $8.47$9.268.5%
      Lipitor $455.76$466.472.3%


      ItemNelsonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $77,700.00$184,700.0057.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $915.03$1,273.3228.1%
      Apartment Rent $653.00$949.0031.2%


      ItemNelsonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.62$2.591.0%
      Tire Balancing $40.20$48.9017.8%


      ItemNelsonvilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$133.78$167.6020.2%
      Phone $177.00$163.428.3%
      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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      Nelsonville, OH5,24982-18%

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