Alva 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.
IndexAlvaOklahomaNational
Cost of living index8486100
IndexAlvaOklahomaNational
Goods & Services index9893100
Groceries index9697100
Health care index9695100
Housing index5369100
Transportation index8586100
Utilities index10895100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Alva, OK is shown above. Compared to the state average of Oklahoma the cost of living index in Alva, OK is 84, which is 2% lower than the average in Oklahoma and compared to the national average it is 16% 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 Alva, OK goods and services come in at 6% higher than the average in Oklahoma and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Alva is 2% lower than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Alva is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Alva is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Oklahoma general sales tax is 12% lower than the national average.
  • Oklahoma state income tax is 78% lower 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$55,255$4,605$1,289$1,658
Renters$34,970$2,914$816$1,049
The affordability of the housing market in Alva, OK as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Alva, OK homeowners, the median income is $55,255. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,289 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $34,970. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $816 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Oklahoma Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oklahoma4.5%11%

Oklahoma Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oklahoma0.5%5.25%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Alva, OK is the Oklahoma sales tax and Oklahoma income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Oklahoma sales tax rate is 4.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 11%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Oklahoma income tax rates range from 0.5% to 5.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemAlvaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.75$14.591.1%
Beauty Salon $27.00$34.6822.1%
Toothpaste $1.56$2.4736.9%
Shampoo $1.48$1.0244.8%
Movie $7.00$9.8729.1%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemAlvaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.53$4.481.2%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.87$2.3621.8%
Potatoes $3.02$3.061.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.52$8.631.3%

Health Care

ItemAlvaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.75$99.7815.0%
Doctor $111.00$105.035.7%
Dentist $73.25$88.7017.4%
Ibuprofen $9.25$9.411.7%
Lipitor $296.34$298.500.7%

Housing

ItemAlvaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,800.00$175,700.0054.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.79$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $623.00$920.0032.3%

Transportation

ItemAlvaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.68$2.0919.7%
Tire Balancing $44.80$45.291.1%

Utilities

ItemAlvaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$164.81$170.803.5%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lambert, OK697-3%
Capron, OK397-3%
Dacoma, OK12678-22%
Waynoka, OK1,08179-21%
Hardtner, KS15480-20%
Alva, OK4,99084-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Normandy, MO4,99085-15%
Mount Plymouth, FL4,99196-4%
Schlusser, PA4,9881011%
South Pasadena, FL4,993100-0%
Kenneth City, FL4,98689-11%
Alva, OK4,99084-16%
Source: The Alva, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.