Four Corners 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.
IndexFour CornersOregonNational
Cost of living index106117100
IndexFour CornersOregonNational
Goods & Services index122122100
Groceries index116116100
Health care index114114100
Housing index86122100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index8989100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Four Corners, OR cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Oregon and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Four Corners, OR is 106, which is 9% lower than the Oregon average and 6% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Four Corners, OR are equal to the average for Oregon and 22% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Four Corners is 9% lower than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Four Corners is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Four Corners is 14% 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$52,630$4,386$1,228$1,579
Renters$29,002$2,417$677$870
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Four Corners, OR as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Four Corners, OR homeowners, is $52,630. This would allow for a maximum of $1,228 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $29,002 which would result in a maximum of $677 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Four Corners, 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

ItemFour CornersNational 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

ItemFour CornersNational 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

ItemFour CornersNational 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

ItemFour CornersNational avg.Difference
Home Price $146,800.00$175,700.0016.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $859.00$920.006.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemFour CornersNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rickreall, OR4411414%
Eola, OR011414%
Brooks, OR99796-4%
Marion, OR17599-1%
Labish Village, OR1721011%
Four Corners, OR17,2021066%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oak Grove, OR17,20212020%
Anoka, MN17,2021022%
Farmington, MO17,21390-10%
Poplar Bluff, MO17,19081-19%
Horizon West, FL17,22211717%
Four Corners, OR17,2021066%
Source: The Four Corners, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.