Lafayette 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.
IndexLafayetteOregonNational
Cost of living index108112100
IndexLafayetteOregonNational
Goods & Services index120111100
Groceries index117107100
Health care index110105100
Housing index99122100
Transportation index108114100
Utilities index7891100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Lafayette, OR cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Lafayette, OR is 108, which is 4% lower than the Oregon average and 8% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Lafayette, OR are 8% higher than the Oregon average and 20% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lafayette is 4% lower than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Lafayette is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lafayette is 1% 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$60,388$5,032$1,409$1,812
Renters$35,069$2,922$818$1,052
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Lafayette, OR by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Lafayette, OR have a median income of $60,388. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,409 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $35,069, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $818.

Oregon Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oregon0%0%

Oregon Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oregon5%9.9%
The Oregon sales tax and Oregon income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Lafayette, OR. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Oregon sales tax is 0% and the maximum surtax is 0%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Oregon income tax rates range from 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemLafayetteNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.26$15.5662.3%
Beauty Salon $54.47$36.1150.9%
Toothpaste $3.91$2.4758.1%
Shampoo $1.08$0.9611.6%
Movie $10.56$10.134.3%
Bowling $4.31$4.749.1%

Groceries

ItemLafayetteNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.36$3.9834.4%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4118.2%
Milk $2.18$2.065.5%
Potatoes $2.10$2.9829.7%
Pizza $10.33$9.479.0%
Beer $9.67$8.7910.0%

Health Care

ItemLafayetteNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.67$101.0421.4%
Doctor $121.58$107.4413.2%
Dentist $102.13$90.4213.0%
Ibuprofen $10.28$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $403.09$426.505.5%

Housing

ItemLafayetteNational avg.Difference
Home Price $161,800.00$175,700.007.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,625.94$1,133.2343.5%
Apartment Rent $1,066.00$920.0015.9%

Transportation

ItemLafayetteNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.58$1.9929.6%
Tire Balancing $26.80$45.7641.4%

Utilities

ItemLafayetteNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.06$163.8111.4%
Phone $18.23$28.3935.8%
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.
Brooks, OR99794-6%
Sheridan, OR6,0811033%
Gervais, OR2,5271033%
Woodburn, OR24,2821044%
Dayton, OR2,5451055%
Lafayette, OR3,7701088%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Shark River Hills, NJ3,77013333%
Polk City, IA3,77098-2%
Northern Cambria, PA3,76979-21%
North Muskegon, MI3,76987-13%
Wonder Lake, IL3,76999-1%
Lafayette, OR3,7701088%
Source: The Lafayette, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.