Piedmont 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.
IndexPiedmontOklahomaNational
Cost of living index9886100
IndexPiedmontOklahomaNational
Goods & Services index10193100
Groceries index8997100
Health care index9595100
Housing index10269100
Transportation index9286100
Utilities index9895100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Piedmont, OK cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Oklahoma and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Piedmont, OK is 98, which is 14% higher than the Oklahoma average and 2% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Piedmont, OK are 8% higher than the average for Oklahoma and 1% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Piedmont is 14% higher than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Piedmont is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Piedmont is 2% higher 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$75,273$6,273$1,756$2,258
Renters$48,125$4,010$1,123$1,444
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Piedmont, OK, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Piedmont, OK homeowners have a median income of $75,273. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,756 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $48,125, which means there is a maximum of $1,123 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 assessing the complete cost of living in Piedmont, OK, the Oklahoma income tax and the Oklahoma sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Oklahoma maximum surtax is 11%, and the Oklahoma sales tax is 4.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0.5% to 5.25% in Oklahoma.

Goods & Services

ItemPiedmontNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$14.5910.9%
Beauty Salon $31.75$34.688.4%
Toothpaste $1.94$2.4721.6%
Shampoo $0.96$1.026.1%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $5.00$4.3913.9%

Groceries

ItemPiedmontNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.73$4.4816.7%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.4611.2%
Milk $2.52$2.366.9%
Potatoes $3.07$3.060.3%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.53$8.6312.8%

Health Care

ItemPiedmontNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.38$99.7810.6%
Doctor $94.40$105.0310.1%
Dentist $80.67$88.709.1%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.414.6%
Lipitor $305.24$298.502.3%

Housing

ItemPiedmontNational avg.Difference
Home Price $175,200.00$175,700.000.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,005.48$1,081.037.0%
Apartment Rent $997.00$920.008.4%

Transportation

ItemPiedmontNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.66$2.0920.4%
Tire Balancing $56.48$45.2924.7%

Utilities

ItemPiedmontNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$142.60$170.8016.5%
Phone $33.06$28.2617.0%
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.
El Reno, OK17,51582-18%
Cashion, OK70486-14%
Warr Acres, OK10,26883-17%
Bethany, OK19,39085-15%
Kingfisher, OK4,70790-10%
Piedmont, OK6,23298-2%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Darlington, SC6,23287-13%
Elsa, TX6,23265-35%
East Alton, IL6,23187-13%
Taylor, PA6,23092-8%
Cherry Hills Village, CO6,234209109%
Piedmont, OK6,23298-2%
Source: The Piedmont, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.