Bethany 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.
IndexBethanyOregonNational
Cost of living index139117100
IndexBethanyOregonNational
Goods & Services index122122100
Groceries index116116100
Health care index114114100
Housing index198122100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index8989100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Bethany, OR is shown above. Compared to the state average of Oregon the cost of living index in Bethany, OR is 139, which is 19% higher than the average in Oregon and compared to the national average it is 39% 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 Bethany, OR goods and services come in at equal to the average in Oregon and are 22% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bethany is 19% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Bethany is 39% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bethany is 98% 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$129,034$10,753$3,011$3,871
Renters$49,423$4,119$1,153$1,483
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Bethany, OR, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Bethany, OR, the median monthly income is $129,034 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $3,011 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $49,423, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,153 on monthly rental expenses.

Oregon Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oregon0%0%

Oregon Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oregon5%9.9%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Bethany, OR is the Oregon sales tax and Oregon 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 Oregon sales tax rate is 0% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 0%. 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 Oregon income tax rates range from 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemBethanyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.20$14.5972.7%
Beauty Salon $46.60$34.6834.4%
Toothpaste $3.42$2.4738.3%
Shampoo $1.72$1.0268.3%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $3.45$4.3921.4%

Groceries

ItemBethanyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.65$4.483.9%
Fried Chicken $2.69$1.4683.7%
Milk $1.97$2.3616.4%
Potatoes $2.73$3.0610.8%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemBethanyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.50$99.7824.8%
Doctor $131.85$105.0325.5%
Dentist $101.00$88.7013.9%
Ibuprofen $14.45$9.4153.5%
Lipitor $251.31$298.5015.8%

Housing

ItemBethanyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $394,800.00$175,700.00124.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $1,240.00$920.0034.8%

Transportation

ItemBethanyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.099.9%
Tire Balancing $52.33$45.2915.6%

Utilities

ItemBethanyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.02$170.8011.6%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Johnson City, OR57389-11%
Cornelius, OR12,06811010%
King City, OR3,35111111%
Gaston, OR70311111%
Orchards, WA21,25911212%
Bethany, OR21,65813939%

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Geneva, IL21,66211818%
Duarte, CA21,67613232%
Auburn Hills, MI21,63990-10%
Stoneham, MA21,61114848%
Lumberton, NC21,70789-11%
Bethany, OR21,65813939%
Source: The Bethany, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.