Moore 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.
IndexMooreOklahomaNational
Cost of living index8686100
IndexMooreOklahomaNational
Goods & Services index9194100
Groceries index9293100
Health care index8893100
Housing index7869100
Transportation index8188100
Utilities index9495100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Moore, OK is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Moore, OK enjoy a cost of living index of 86. This index is 1% higher than the Oklahoma average, and 14% 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 Moore, OK, the average cost of goods and services is 3% lower than it is in Oklahoma, and it is 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Moore is 1% higher than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Moore is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Moore is 22% lower than 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Moore, OK 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 Moore, OK, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Moore, OK 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$68,396$5,700$1,596$2,052
Renters$37,193$3,099$868$1,116
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Moore, OK 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 Moore, OK homeowners, is $68,396. This would allow for a maximum of $1,596 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $37,193 which would result in a maximum of $868 to be spent on rental costs.

Oklahoma Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oklahoma4.5%11%

Oklahoma Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oklahoma0.5%5.25%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Moore, OK you will want to make sure you consider both the Oklahoma sales tax and the Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma is 4.5%, with the highest surtax being 11%. 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 Oklahoma have a range from 0.5% to 5.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemMooreNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.78$15.5611.5%
Beauty Salon $22.88$36.1136.6%
Toothpaste $1.76$2.4728.7%
Shampoo $0.92$0.965.0%
Movie $9.36$10.137.5%
Bowling $8.75$4.7484.8%

Groceries

ItemMooreNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$3.980.1%
Fried Chicken $1.53$1.419.0%
Milk $2.03$2.061.8%
Potatoes $2.81$2.985.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $7.73$8.7912.1%

Health Care

ItemMooreNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.57$101.0420.3%
Doctor $108.64$107.441.1%
Dentist $67.87$90.4224.9%
Ibuprofen $8.51$9.288.3%
Lipitor $399.90$426.506.2%

Housing

ItemMooreNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,700.00$175,700.0030.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $824.28$1,133.2327.3%
Apartment Rent $911.00$920.001.0%

Transportation

ItemMooreNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.68$1.9915.7%
Tire Balancing $34.16$45.7625.4%

Utilities

ItemMooreNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.22$163.8112.6%
Phone $29.08$28.392.4%
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.
Valley Brook, OK67774-26%
Smith Village, OK6379-21%
Spencer, OK3,97980-20%
Del City, OK21,75680-20%
Warr Acres, OK10,26882-18%
Moore, OK57,56386-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rowlett, TX57,53296-4%
White Plains, NY57,50516262%
Jupiter, FL57,62511818%
Lakeville, MN57,71511313%
Orland Park, IL57,80211313%
Moore, OK57,56386-14%
Source: The Moore, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.