Milton-Freewater 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.
IndexMilton-FreewaterOregonNational
Cost of living index87112100
IndexMilton-FreewaterOregonNational
Goods & Services index91111100
Groceries index95107100
Health care index109105100
Housing index66122100
Transportation index114114100
Utilities index9491100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Milton-Freewater, OR is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Milton-Freewater, OR enjoy a cost of living index of 87. This index is 22% lower than the Oregon average, and 13% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Milton-Freewater, OR, the average cost of goods and services is 18% lower than it is in Oregon, and it is 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Milton-Freewater is 22% lower than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Milton-Freewater is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Milton-Freewater is 34% 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$38,750$3,229$904$1,163
Renters$25,000$2,083$583$750
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Milton-Freewater, 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 Milton-Freewater, OR homeowners, is $38,750. This would allow for a maximum of $904 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $25,000 which would result in a maximum of $583 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Milton-Freewater, OR you will want to make sure you consider both the Oregon sales tax and the Oregon income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Oregon is 0%, with the highest surtax being 0%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Oregon have a range from 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemMilton-FreewaterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.13$15.5622.0%
Beauty Salon $35.00$36.113.1%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.8%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $10.80$10.136.7%
Bowling $4.05$4.7414.5%

Groceries

ItemMilton-FreewaterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.40$3.9814.7%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.416.9%
Milk $2.08$2.060.6%
Potatoes $1.64$2.9845.0%
Pizza $10.00$9.475.6%
Beer $8.48$8.793.6%

Health Care

ItemMilton-FreewaterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.60$101.045.5%
Doctor $111.87$107.444.1%
Dentist $108.87$90.4220.4%
Ibuprofen $9.60$9.283.5%
Lipitor $408.31$426.504.3%

Housing

ItemMilton-FreewaterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $110,900.00$175,700.0036.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,164.25$1,133.232.7%
Apartment Rent $661.00$920.0028.2%

Transportation

ItemMilton-FreewaterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$1.9912.4%
Tire Balancing $54.13$45.7618.3%

Utilities

ItemMilton-FreewaterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.38$163.8116.1%
Phone $31.08$28.399.5%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Umapine, OR27087-13%
Weston, OR63190-10%
Athena, OR1,05391-9%
Dixie, WA25292-8%
Helix, OR19693-7%
Milton-Freewater, OR7,09487-13%

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New London, WI7,09187-13%
Milton-Freewater, OR7,09487-13%
Source: The Milton-Freewater, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.