Tigard 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.
IndexTigardOregonNational
Cost of living index125117100
IndexTigardOregonNational
Goods & Services index122122100
Groceries index116116100
Health care index114114100
Housing index148122100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index8989100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Tigard, OR is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Tigard, OR enjoy a cost of living index of 125. This index is 7% higher than the Oregon average, and 25% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Tigard, OR, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Oregon, and it is 22% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Tigard is 7% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Tigard is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tigard is 48% higher 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$88,465$7,372$2,064$2,654
Renters$38,467$3,206$898$1,154
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Tigard, OR, 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 Tigard, OR homeowners have a median income of $88,465. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,064 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $38,467, which means there is a maximum of $898 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Tigard, 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

ItemTigardNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.20$14.5972.7%
Beauty Salon $46.60$34.6834.4%
Toothpaste $3.42$2.4738.3%
Shampoo $1.72$1.0268.3%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $3.45$4.3921.4%

Groceries

ItemTigardNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.65$4.483.9%
Fried Chicken $2.69$1.4683.7%
Milk $1.97$2.3616.4%
Potatoes $2.73$3.0610.8%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemTigardNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.50$99.7824.8%
Doctor $131.85$105.0325.5%
Dentist $101.00$88.7013.9%
Ibuprofen $14.45$9.4153.5%
Lipitor $251.31$298.5015.8%

Housing

ItemTigardNational avg.Difference
Home Price $294,000.00$175,700.0067.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $959.00$920.004.2%

Transportation

ItemTigardNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.099.9%
Tire Balancing $52.33$45.2915.6%

Utilities

ItemTigardNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.02$170.8011.6%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Johnson City, OR57389-11%
Dayton, OR2,5451077%
Donald, OR1,0681099%
Cornelius, OR12,06811010%
King City, OR3,35111111%
Tigard, OR49,63312525%

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Cerritos, CA49,59916767%
Niagara Falls, NY49,67979-21%
Lenexa, KS49,5731033%
Dublin, CA49,69417171%
Kentwood, MI49,73691-9%
Tigard, OR49,63312525%
Source: The Tigard, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.