Astoria 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.
IndexAstoriaOregonNational
Cost of living index114112100
IndexAstoriaOregonNational
Goods & Services index120111100
Groceries index117107100
Health care index110105100
Housing index120122100
Transportation index108114100
Utilities index7891100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Astoria, OR is shown above. Compared to the state average of Oregon the cost of living index in Astoria, OR is 114, which is 2% higher than the average in Oregon and compared to the national average it is 14% higher 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 Astoria, OR goods and services come in at 8% higher than the average in Oregon and are 20% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Astoria is 2% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Astoria is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Astoria is 20% higher 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$59,318$4,943$1,384$1,780
Renters$31,144$2,595$727$934
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Astoria, 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 Astoria, OR homeowners have a median income of $59,318. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,384 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $31,144, which means there is a maximum of $727 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Astoria, OR you will want to make sure you consider both the Oregon sales tax and the Oregon income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Oregon is 0%, with the highest surtax being 0%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Oregon have a range from 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemAstoriaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.26$15.5662.3%
Beauty Salon $54.47$36.1150.9%
Toothpaste $3.91$2.4758.1%
Shampoo $1.08$0.9611.6%
Movie $10.56$10.134.3%
Bowling $4.31$4.749.1%

Groceries

ItemAstoriaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.36$3.9834.4%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4118.2%
Milk $2.18$2.065.5%
Potatoes $2.10$2.9829.7%
Pizza $10.33$9.479.0%
Beer $9.67$8.7910.0%

Health Care

ItemAstoriaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.67$101.0421.4%
Doctor $121.58$107.4413.2%
Dentist $102.13$90.4213.0%
Ibuprofen $10.28$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $403.09$426.505.5%

Housing

ItemAstoriaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $242,600.00$175,700.0038.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,625.94$1,133.2343.5%
Apartment Rent $707.00$920.0023.2%

Transportation

ItemAstoriaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.58$1.9929.6%
Tire Balancing $26.80$45.7641.4%

Utilities

ItemAstoriaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.06$163.8111.4%
Phone $18.23$28.3935.8%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Grays River, WA54099-1%
Long Beach, WA1,4691000%
Rosburg, WA3961011%
Naselle, WA3871011%
Deep River, WA1461022%
Astoria, OR9,50311414%

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Astoria, OR9,50311414%
Source: The Astoria, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.