Tualatin 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.
IndexTualatinOregonNational
Cost of living index127117100
IndexTualatinOregonNational
Goods & Services index122122100
Groceries index116116100
Health care index114114100
Housing index155122100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index8989100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Tualatin, OR. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Tualatin, OR being 127, that puts it 9% higher than the average of Oregon and 27% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Tualatin, OR, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Oregon as well as 22% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Tualatin is 9% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Tualatin is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tualatin is 55% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Tualatin, OR to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Tualatin, OR, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Tualatin, OR salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$99,233$8,269$2,315$2,977
Renters$39,772$3,314$928$1,193
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Tualatin, 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 Tualatin, OR homeowners have a median income of $99,233. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,315 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $39,772, which means there is a maximum of $928 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%
The Oregon sales tax and Oregon income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Tualatin, OR. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Oregon sales tax is 0% and the maximum surtax is 0%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Oregon income tax rates range from 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemTualatinNational 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

ItemTualatinNational 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

ItemTualatinNational 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

ItemTualatinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $310,400.00$175,700.0076.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $976.00$920.006.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemTualatinNational 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%
Tualatin, OR26,60412727%

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Tualatin, OR26,60412727%
Source: The Tualatin, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.