Merlin 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.
IndexMerlinOregonNational
Cost of living index116112100
IndexMerlinOregonNational
Goods & Services index102111100
Groceries index96107100
Health care index99105100
Housing index143122100
Transportation index120114100
Utilities index10491100

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  • The cost of living in Merlin is 3% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Merlin is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Merlin is 43% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$59,896$4,991$1,397$1,797
Renters$14,901$1,242$348$447

Oregon Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oregon0%0%

Oregon Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oregon5%9.9%

Goods & Services

ItemMerlinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.60$15.5619.0%
Beauty Salon $49.82$36.1138.0%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.479.7%
Shampoo $0.92$0.964.2%
Movie $11.98$10.1318.3%
Bowling $2.68$4.7443.3%

Groceries

ItemMerlinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.984.4%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4123.6%
Milk $2.24$2.068.6%
Potatoes $1.54$2.9848.3%
Pizza $10.62$9.4712.1%
Beer $8.77$8.790.3%

Health Care

ItemMerlinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.67$101.049.5%
Doctor $119.81$107.4411.5%
Dentist $83.46$90.427.7%
Ibuprofen $9.10$9.281.9%
Lipitor $398.12$426.506.7%

Housing

ItemMerlinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $275,100.00$175,700.0056.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,276.70$1,133.2312.7%
Apartment Rent $1,038.00$920.0012.8%

Transportation

ItemMerlinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$1.9912.0%
Tire Balancing $63.83$45.7639.5%

Utilities

ItemMerlinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.60$163.813.5%
Phone $29.93$28.395.4%
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.
Rogue River, OR2,17397-3%
Grants Pass, OR34,9161022%
New Hope, OR1,4431044%
Fruitdale, OR1,0571066%
Redwood, OR2,6611099%
Merlin, OR1,59411616%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
McCord, OK1,59484-16%
Lattingtown, NY1,594239139%
Ovid, MI1,59483-17%
Erie, IL1,59489-11%
Oriole Beach, FL1,5941011%
Merlin, OR1,59411616%
Source: The Merlin, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.