Sayre 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.
IndexSayreOklahomaNational
Cost of living index7586100
IndexSayreOklahomaNational
Goods & Services index8694100
Groceries index8993100
Health care index10193100
Housing index4369100
Transportation index10288100
Utilities index8495100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Sayre, OK cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Sayre, OK is 75, which is 12% lower than the Oklahoma average and 25% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Sayre, OK are 9% lower than the Oklahoma average and 14% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sayre is 12% lower than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Sayre is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sayre is 57% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$57,188$4,766$1,334$1,716
Renters$25,197$2,100$588$756
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 Sayre, OK, 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. Sayre, OK has a median income of about $57,188 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,334 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $25,197. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $588 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Sayre, 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

ItemSayreNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.35$15.5627.0%
Beauty Salon $45.12$36.1125.0%
Toothpaste $2.88$2.4716.3%
Shampoo $1.01$0.965.0%
Movie $8.50$10.1316.1%
Bowling $3.53$4.7425.4%

Groceries

ItemSayreNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.985.5%
Fried Chicken $1.05$1.4125.5%
Milk $1.87$2.069.4%
Potatoes $2.15$2.9828.0%
Pizza $8.05$9.4715.0%
Beer $7.40$8.7915.9%

Health Care

ItemSayreNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.50$101.0421.2%
Doctor $125.45$107.4416.8%
Dentist $86.22$90.424.6%
Ibuprofen $8.02$9.2813.5%
Lipitor $378.86$426.5011.2%

Housing

ItemSayreNational avg.Difference
Home Price $60,700.00$175,700.0065.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $998.65$1,133.2311.9%
Apartment Rent $565.00$920.0038.6%

Transportation

ItemSayreNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$1.999.6%
Tire Balancing $58.76$45.7628.4%

Utilities

ItemSayreNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$120.11$163.8126.7%
Phone $28.03$28.391.3%
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.
Erick, OK92172-28%
Carter, OK27572-28%
Elk City, OK12,19886-14%
Sayre, OK4,52475-25%

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Broad Brook, CT4,52612222%
Obetz, OH4,52187-13%
Bealeton, VA4,52112020%
Woodbridge, VA4,52713434%
Arabi, LA4,52192-8%
Sayre, OK4,52475-25%
Source: The Sayre, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.