Catoosa 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.
IndexCatoosaOklahomaNational
Cost of living index8686100
IndexCatoosaOklahomaNational
Goods & Services index9793100
Groceries index9397100
Health care index9695100
Housing index6769100
Transportation index8686100
Utilities index9295100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Catoosa, OK is displayed above. In Catoosa, OK, the overall cost of living index is 86, which is equal to the Oklahoma average and 14% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Catoosa, OK, the city's goods and services are 4% higher than the Oklahoma average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Catoosa is equal to the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Catoosa is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Catoosa is 33% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Catoosa, OK to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Catoosa, OK, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Catoosa, OK salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$54,388$4,532$1,269$1,632
Renters$43,750$3,646$1,021$1,313
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Catoosa, OK, 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 Catoosa, OK, the median monthly income is $54,388 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,269 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $43,750, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,021 on monthly rental expenses.

Oklahoma Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oklahoma4.5%11%

Oklahoma Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oklahoma0.5%5.25%
For those who live in Catoosa, OK and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Oklahoma income tax rate and the Oklahoma sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Oklahoma, the sales tax is 4.5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 11%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Oklahoma, the income tax rate ranges between 0.5% to 5.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemCatoosaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.67$14.590.5%
Beauty Salon $33.00$34.684.8%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $5.49$4.3925.0%

Groceries

ItemCatoosaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.25$4.485.1%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.54$2.367.8%
Potatoes $2.85$3.066.9%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.59$8.630.5%

Health Care

ItemCatoosaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $106.00$105.030.9%
Dentist $75.00$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $9.07$9.413.6%
Lipitor $321.25$298.507.6%

Housing

ItemCatoosaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $102,100.00$175,700.0041.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $693.78$1,081.0335.8%
Apartment Rent $813.00$920.0011.6%

Transportation

ItemCatoosaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.66$2.0920.8%
Tire Balancing $47.52$45.294.9%

Utilities

ItemCatoosaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.54$170.8018.3%
Phone $30.01$28.266.2%
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.
Turley, OK2,51678-22%
Sperry, OK1,04080-20%
Inola, OK1,83883-17%
Skiatook, OK7,57186-14%
Coweta, OK9,48389-11%
Catoosa, OK7,40786-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Northridge, OH7,40492-8%
Hatboro, PA7,40312121%
Twin Rivers, NJ7,40211414%
Palmyra, PA7,39997-3%
Yelm, WA7,3981055%
Catoosa, OK7,40786-14%
Source: The Catoosa, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.