Sand Springs 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.
IndexSand SpringsOklahomaNational
Cost of living index8786100
IndexSand SpringsOklahomaNational
Goods & Services index9793100
Groceries index9397100
Health care index9695100
Housing index7169100
Transportation index8686100
Utilities index9295100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Sand Springs, OK is displayed above. In Sand Springs, OK, the overall cost of living index is 87, which is 1% higher than the Oklahoma average and 13% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Sand Springs, OK, the city's goods and services are 4% higher than the Oklahoma average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sand Springs is 1% higher than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Sand Springs is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sand Springs is 29% 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 Sand Springs, 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 Sand Springs, OK, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Sand Springs, 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$62,650$5,221$1,462$1,880
Renters$28,376$2,365$662$851
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Sand Springs, OK, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Sand Springs, OK, the median monthly income is $62,650 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,462 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $28,376, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $662 on monthly rental expenses.

Oklahoma Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oklahoma4.5%11%

Oklahoma Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oklahoma0.5%5.25%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Sand Springs, OK is the Oklahoma sales tax and Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma sales tax rate is 4.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 11%. 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 Oklahoma income tax rates range from 0.5% to 5.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemSand SpringsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.67$14.590.5%
Beauty Salon $33.00$34.684.8%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $5.49$4.3925.0%

Groceries

ItemSand SpringsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.25$4.485.1%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.54$2.367.8%
Potatoes $2.85$3.066.9%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.59$8.630.5%

Health Care

ItemSand SpringsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $106.00$105.030.9%
Dentist $75.00$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $9.07$9.413.6%
Lipitor $321.25$298.507.6%

Housing

ItemSand SpringsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $118,800.00$175,700.0032.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $693.78$1,081.0335.8%
Apartment Rent $727.00$920.0021.0%

Transportation

ItemSand SpringsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.66$2.0920.8%
Tire Balancing $47.52$45.294.9%

Utilities

ItemSand SpringsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.54$170.8018.3%
Phone $30.01$28.266.2%
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.
Oak Grove, OK1194-6%
Lotsee, OK394-6%
Turley, OK2,51678-22%
Prue, OK45179-21%
Oakhurst, OK2,44879-21%
Sand Springs, OK19,27787-13%

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Sherrelwood, CO19,27599-1%
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Belton, TX19,29287-13%
Sand Springs, OK19,27787-13%
Source: The Sand Springs, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.