Claremore 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.
Cost of living index8686100
Goods & Services index9193100
Groceries index10297100
Health care index9495100
Housing index7069100
Transportation index8186100
Utilities index9495100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Claremore, OK is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Claremore, OK enjoy a cost of living index of 86. This index is 1% lower than the Oklahoma average, and 14% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Claremore, OK, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in Oklahoma, and it is 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Claremore is 1% lower than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Claremore is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Claremore is 30% 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 meant to help you compare your salary in Claremore, OK to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Claremore, OK, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Claremore, OK salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Claremore, OK, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Claremore, OK has a median income of about $53,859 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,257 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $29,199. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $681 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Oklahoma Sales Tax

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Oklahoma Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Claremore, OK you will want to make sure you consider both the Oklahoma sales tax and the Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma is 4.5%, with the highest surtax being 11%. 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 Oklahoma have a range from 0.5% to 5.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemClaremoreNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.48$14.5914.5%
Beauty Salon $25.67$34.6826.0%
Toothpaste $2.62$2.475.9%
Shampoo $1.14$1.0211.5%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $3.80$4.3913.5%


ItemClaremoreNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.75$4.486.1%
Fried Chicken $1.52$1.463.8%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $2.89$3.065.6%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.88$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemClaremoreNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.50$99.7821.3%
Doctor $107.89$105.032.7%
Dentist $70.91$88.7020.1%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.410.8%
Lipitor $313.88$298.505.2%


ItemClaremoreNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,700.00$175,700.0035.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $793.53$1,081.0326.6%
Apartment Rent $769.00$920.0016.4%


ItemClaremoreNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.69$2.0919.0%
Tire Balancing $35.99$45.2920.5%


ItemClaremoreNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.40$170.802.0%
Phone $24.98$28.2611.6%
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.
Foyil, OK28579-21%
Talala, OK39881-19%
Inola, OK1,83883-17%
Bushyhead, OK1,17883-17%
Catoosa, OK7,40786-14%
Claremore, OK18,84986-14%

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Claremore, OK18,84986-14%
Source: The Claremore, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.