Newberg 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.
IndexNewbergOregonNational
Cost of living index112112100
IndexNewbergOregonNational
Goods & Services index120111100
Groceries index117107100
Health care index110105100
Housing index114122100
Transportation index108114100
Utilities index7891100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Newberg, OR is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Newberg, OR enjoy a cost of living index of 112. This index is equal to the Oregon average, and 12% higher 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 Newberg, OR, the average cost of goods and services is 8% higher than it is in Oregon, and it is 20% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Newberg is equal to the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Newberg is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Newberg is 14% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Newberg, OR 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 Newberg, OR, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Newberg, OR 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$66,433$5,536$1,550$1,993
Renters$39,622$3,302$924$1,189
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Newberg, OR, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Newberg, OR has a median income of about $66,433 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,550 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $39,622. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $924 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Newberg, 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

ItemNewbergNational 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

ItemNewbergNational 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

ItemNewbergNational 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

ItemNewbergNational avg.Difference
Home Price $207,200.00$175,700.0017.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,625.94$1,133.2343.5%
Apartment Rent $952.00$920.003.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNewbergNational 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.
Gervais, OR2,5271033%
Woodburn, OR24,2821044%
Dayton, OR2,5451055%
Amity, OR1,5681066%
Donald, OR1,0681077%
Newberg, OR22,45111212%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Crystal, MN22,4591011%
Columbus, NE22,43688-12%
Rosemount, MN22,46911010%
Prichard, AL22,47585-15%
Bixby, OK22,480100-0%
Newberg, OR22,45111212%
Source: The Newberg, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.