Gladstone 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.
IndexGladstoneOregonNational
Cost of living index116117100
IndexGladstoneOregonNational
Goods & Services index122122100
Groceries index116116100
Health care index114114100
Housing index119122100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index8989100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Gladstone, OR cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Oregon and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Gladstone, OR is 116, which is 1% lower than the Oregon average and 16% 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 Gladstone, 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 Gladstone is 1% lower than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Gladstone is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gladstone is 19% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Gladstone, OR to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Gladstone, OR, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Gladstone, OR salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$70,539$5,878$1,646$2,116
Renters$35,052$2,921$818$1,052
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Gladstone, OR, 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 Gladstone, OR homeowners have a median income of $70,539. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,646 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $35,052, which means there is a maximum of $818 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Oregon Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oregon0%0%

Oregon Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oregon5%9.9%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Gladstone, OR, the Oregon income tax and the Oregon sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Oregon maximum surtax is 0%, and the Oregon sales tax is 0%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 5% to 9.9% in Oregon.

Goods & Services

ItemGladstoneNational 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

ItemGladstoneNational 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

ItemGladstoneNational 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

ItemGladstoneNational avg.Difference
Home Price $223,000.00$175,700.0026.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $932.00$920.001.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemGladstoneNational 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.
Johnson City, OR57389-11%
Wood Village, OR3,9461033%
Donald, OR1,0681099%
King City, OR3,35111111%
Estacada, OR2,86011212%
Gladstone, OR11,66811616%

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Glenn Heights, TX11,6711022%
Boerne, TX11,6741011%
East Renton Highlands, WA11,67413232%
Muscoy, CA11,6741055%
Lansdowne, VA11,67814848%
Gladstone, OR11,66811616%
Source: The Gladstone, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.