Prineville 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.
IndexPrinevilleOregonNational
Cost of living index98112100
IndexPrinevilleOregonNational
Goods & Services index120111100
Groceries index117107100
Health care index110105100
Housing index66122100
Transportation index108114100
Utilities index7891100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Prineville, OR cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Oregon and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Prineville, OR is 98, which is 13% lower than the Oregon 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 Prineville, OR are 8% higher than the average for Oregon and 20% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Prineville is 13% lower than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Prineville is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Prineville 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$37,848$3,154$883$1,136
Renters$24,198$2,017$565$726
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 Prineville, 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. Prineville, OR has a median income of about $37,848 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $883 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $24,198. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $565 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Prineville, OR is the Oregon sales tax and Oregon income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Oregon sales tax rate is 0% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 0%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Oregon income tax rates range from 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemPrinevilleNational 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

ItemPrinevilleNational 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

ItemPrinevilleNational 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

ItemPrinevilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $114,200.00$175,700.0035.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,625.94$1,133.2343.5%
Apartment Rent $616.00$920.0033.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPrinevilleNational 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.
Prineville, OR9,18498-2%

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Prineville, OR9,18498-2%
Source: The Prineville, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.