May 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 index9488100
Goods & Services index9597100
Groceries index9695100
Health care index9895100
Housing indexn/a69100
Transportation index9590100
Utilities index8798100

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  • The cost of living in May is 7% higher than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in May is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in May is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemMayNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.35$16.034.2%
Beauty Salon $39.22$37.375.0%
Toothpaste $2.27$2.447.0%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0012.4%
Movie $9.55$10.256.8%
Bowling $3.50$4.9429.1%


ItemMayNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.07$3.7919.0%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.395.4%
Milk $2.03$2.001.4%
Potatoes $2.38$3.0020.6%
Pizza $9.49$9.833.5%
Beer $8.19$8.887.7%

Health Care

ItemMayNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.72$101.839.7%
Doctor $100.33$108.317.4%
Dentist $95.50$92.213.6%
Ibuprofen $8.11$9.2812.6%
Lipitor $417.50$424.431.6%


ItemMayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,255.66$1,201.804.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%


ItemMayNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.246.9%
Tire Balancing $45.25$46.162.0%


ItemMayNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.34$165.427.9%
Phone $23.63$28.7117.7%
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.
Rosston, OK3677-23%
Buffalo, OK1,33578-22%
Laverne, OK1,53381-19%
Fort Supply, OK39785-15%
May, OK5894-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Coburg, IA5872-28%
Brimson, MO5873-27%
Sharon, ND5876-24%
Spring Hill, MN5886-14%
Brownell, KS5869-31%
May, OK5894-6%
Source: The May, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.