Athena 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.
IndexAthenaOregonNational
Cost of living index91112100
IndexAthenaOregonNational
Goods & Services index91111100
Groceries index95107100
Health care index109105100
Housing index79122100
Transportation index114114100
Utilities index9491100

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  • The cost of living in Athena is 19% lower than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Athena is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Athena is 21% 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$57,222$4,769$1,335$1,717
Renters$36,250$3,021$846$1,088

Oregon Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oregon0%0%

Oregon Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oregon5%9.9%

Goods & Services

ItemAthenaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.13$15.5622.0%
Beauty Salon $35.00$36.113.1%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.8%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $10.80$10.136.7%
Bowling $4.05$4.7414.5%

Groceries

ItemAthenaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.40$3.9814.7%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.416.9%
Milk $2.08$2.060.6%
Potatoes $1.64$2.9845.0%
Pizza $10.00$9.475.6%
Beer $8.48$8.793.6%

Health Care

ItemAthenaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.60$101.045.5%
Doctor $111.87$107.444.1%
Dentist $108.87$90.4220.4%
Ibuprofen $9.60$9.283.5%
Lipitor $408.31$426.504.3%

Housing

ItemAthenaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $134,200.00$175,700.0023.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,164.25$1,133.232.7%
Apartment Rent $768.00$920.0016.5%

Transportation

ItemAthenaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$1.9912.4%
Tire Balancing $54.13$45.7618.3%

Utilities

ItemAthenaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.38$163.8116.1%
Phone $31.08$28.399.5%
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.
Mission, OR93487-13%
Milton-Freewater, OR7,09487-13%
Umapine, OR27087-13%
Weston, OR63190-10%
Helix, OR19693-7%
Athena, OR1,05391-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Big Rock, IL1,0531055%
Bearden, AR1,05380-20%
Lake Lorelei, OH1,05394-6%
Brilliant, AL1,05378-22%
Battle Ground, IN1,05387-13%
Athena, OR1,05391-9%
Source: The Athena, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.