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.
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Youngstown, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Youngstown, OH being 76, that puts it 17% lower than the average of Ohio and 24% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Youngstown, OH, the price of goods and services are 15% lower than the average of Ohio as well as 16% lower than the nation's average.
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The cost of living in Youngstown is 17% lower than the Ohio average.
The cost of living in Youngstown is 24% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in Youngstown is 64% 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 allows you to compare how much your current salary in Youngstown, OH would be worth in another city. In other words, the salary calculator will adjust the figure you enter for cost of living so that you can determine how much more or much less you would need to earn while maintaining your current quality of living. If you are considering relocating to a more expensive city than Youngstown, OH, the calculator will tell you how much more you need to earn so you can assess job offers more accurately. The Youngstown, OH salary calculator is easy to use. All you do is enter the name of another city, then move the slider to your current income. After that, the salary calculator will crunch the numbers for you and give you the information you need about the place you are considering going. Additionally, it will show a detailed breakdown of the cost of living.
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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 Youngstown, 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. Youngstown, OH has a median income of about $32,976 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $769 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $16,413. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $383 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.
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The Ohio sales tax and Ohio income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Youngstown, OH. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Ohio sales tax is 5.75% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Ohio income tax rates range from 0.5% to 5%.
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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.