El Reno 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.
IndexEl RenoOklahomaNational
Cost of living index8286100
IndexEl RenoOklahomaNational
Goods & Services index9293100
Groceries index9097100
Health care index9795100
Housing index5969100
Transportation index8886100
Utilities index9495100
An overview of the general cost of living index for El Reno, OK is displayed above for your reference. Residents in El Reno, OK enjoy a cost of living index of 82. This index is 5% lower than the Oklahoma average, and 18% 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 El Reno, OK, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in Oklahoma, and it is 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in El Reno is 5% lower than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in El Reno is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in El Reno is 41% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in El Reno, OK, 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 El Reno, OK homeowners have a median income of $56,892. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,327 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $33,188, which means there is a maximum of $774 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Oklahoma Sales Tax

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Oklahoma Income Tax

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For those who live in El Reno, 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

ItemEl RenoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.75$14.591.1%
Beauty Salon $36.44$34.685.1%
Toothpaste $1.84$2.4725.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.82$9.8710.6%
Bowling $4.07$4.397.3%


ItemEl RenoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$4.481.6%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4613.4%
Milk $2.55$2.368.2%
Potatoes $2.48$3.0619.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.98$8.637.6%

Health Care

ItemEl RenoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.25$99.781.5%
Doctor $83.21$105.0320.8%
Dentist $92.00$88.703.7%
Ibuprofen $9.40$9.410.1%
Lipitor $315.21$298.505.6%


ItemEl RenoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $91,700.00$175,700.0047.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $789.38$1,081.0327.0%
Apartment Rent $694.00$920.0024.6%


ItemEl RenoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.78$2.0915.0%
Tire Balancing $43.00$45.295.0%


ItemEl RenoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.59$170.8010.1%
Phone $28.01$28.260.9%
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.
Calumet, OK68780-20%
Union City, OK1,64785-15%
Yukon, OK24,12787-13%
Okarche, OK99892-8%
Mustang, OK18,57589-11%
El Reno, OK17,51582-18%

Cities with similar population

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Lindenwold, NJ17,5121066%
Martinsburg, WV17,50896-4%
Beckley, WV17,52988-12%
Colonia, NJ17,53013030%
Bay City, TX17,49982-18%
El Reno, OK17,51582-18%
Source: The El Reno, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.