Altamont 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.
IndexAltamontOregonNational
Cost of living index97112100
IndexAltamontOregonNational
Goods & Services index102111100
Groceries index96107100
Health care index99105100
Housing index82122100
Transportation index120114100
Utilities index10491100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Altamont, OR is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Altamont, OR enjoy a cost of living index of 97. This index is 13% lower than the Oregon average, and 3% 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 Altamont, OR, the average cost of goods and services is 8% lower than it is in Oregon, and it is 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Altamont is 13% lower than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Altamont is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Altamont is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Oregon general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • Oregon state income tax is 125% 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$49,560$4,130$1,156$1,487
Renters$27,080$2,257$632$812
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Altamont, OR, 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 Altamont, OR homeowners have a median income of $49,560. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,156 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $27,080, which means there is a maximum of $632 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Oregon Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oregon0%0%

Oregon Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oregon5%9.9%
The Oregon sales tax and Oregon income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Altamont, OR. 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 Oregon sales tax is 0% and the maximum surtax is 0%. 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 Oregon income tax rates range from 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemAltamontNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.60$15.5619.0%
Beauty Salon $49.82$36.1138.0%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.479.7%
Shampoo $0.92$0.964.2%
Movie $11.98$10.1318.3%
Bowling $2.68$4.7443.3%

Groceries

ItemAltamontNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.984.4%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4123.6%
Milk $2.24$2.068.6%
Potatoes $1.54$2.9848.3%
Pizza $10.62$9.4712.1%
Beer $8.77$8.790.3%

Health Care

ItemAltamontNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.67$101.049.5%
Doctor $119.81$107.4411.5%
Dentist $83.46$90.427.7%
Ibuprofen $9.10$9.281.9%
Lipitor $398.12$426.506.7%

Housing

ItemAltamontNational avg.Difference
Home Price $142,200.00$175,700.0019.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,276.70$1,133.2312.7%
Apartment Rent $762.00$920.0017.2%

Transportation

ItemAltamontNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$1.9912.0%
Tire Balancing $63.83$45.7639.5%

Utilities

ItemAltamontNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.60$163.813.5%
Phone $29.93$28.395.4%
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.
Merrill, OR84393-7%
Klamath Falls, OR21,16597-3%
Altamont, OR19,27897-3%

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Belton, TX19,29285-15%
Meadowbrook, VA19,26398-2%
Altamont, OR19,27897-3%
Source: The Altamont, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.