Tecumseh 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.
IndexTecumsehOklahomaNational
Cost of living index7986100
IndexTecumsehOklahomaNational
Goods & Services index9194100
Groceries index9293100
Health care index8893100
Housing index5569100
Transportation index8188100
Utilities index9495100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Tecumseh, OK cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Tecumseh, OK is 79, which is 8% lower than the Oklahoma average and 21% 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 Tecumseh, OK are 3% lower than the Oklahoma average and 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Tecumseh is 8% lower than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Tecumseh is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tecumseh is 45% 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$48,158$4,013$1,124$1,445
Renters$27,008$2,251$630$810
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Tecumseh, 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 Tecumseh, OK homeowners have a median income of $48,158. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,124 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $27,008, which means there is a maximum of $630 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Tecumseh, 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

ItemTecumsehNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.78$15.5611.5%
Beauty Salon $22.88$36.1136.6%
Toothpaste $1.76$2.4728.7%
Shampoo $0.92$0.965.0%
Movie $9.36$10.137.5%
Bowling $8.75$4.7484.8%

Groceries

ItemTecumsehNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$3.980.1%
Fried Chicken $1.53$1.419.0%
Milk $2.03$2.061.8%
Potatoes $2.81$2.985.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $7.73$8.7912.1%

Health Care

ItemTecumsehNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.57$101.0420.3%
Doctor $108.64$107.441.1%
Dentist $67.87$90.4224.9%
Ibuprofen $8.51$9.288.3%
Lipitor $399.90$426.506.2%

Housing

ItemTecumsehNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,800.00$175,700.0052.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $824.28$1,133.2327.3%
Apartment Rent $674.00$920.0026.7%

Transportation

ItemTecumsehNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.68$1.9915.7%
Tire Balancing $34.16$45.7625.4%

Utilities

ItemTecumsehNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.22$163.8112.6%
Phone $29.08$28.392.4%
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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Dale, OK15171-29%
Maud, OK1,04674-26%
St. Louis, OK16776-24%
Brooksville, OK7177-23%
Bowlegs, OK43178-22%
Tecumseh, OK6,55679-21%

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Tecumseh, OK6,55679-21%
Source: The Tecumseh, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.