West Linn 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.
IndexWest LinnOregonNational
Cost of living index137117100
IndexWest LinnOregonNational
Goods & Services index122122100
Groceries index116116100
Health care index114114100
Housing index191122100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index8989100
A general summary of the cost of living index in West Linn, OR is shown above. Compared to the state average of Oregon the cost of living index in West Linn, OR is 137, which is 18% higher than the average in Oregon and compared to the national average it is 37% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In West Linn, OR goods and services come in at equal to the average in Oregon and are 22% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in West Linn is 18% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in West Linn is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Linn is 91% 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$99,352$8,279$2,318$2,981
Renters$50,617$4,218$1,181$1,519
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in West Linn, OR as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for West Linn, OR homeowners, is $99,352. This would allow for a maximum of $2,318 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $50,617 which would result in a maximum of $1,181 to be spent on rental costs.

Oregon Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Oregon0%0%

Oregon Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Oregon5%9.9%
When you are determining the total cost of living in West Linn, OR you will want to make sure you consider both the Oregon sales tax and the Oregon 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 Oregon is 0%, with the highest surtax being 0%. 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 Oregon have a range from 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemWest LinnNational 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

ItemWest LinnNational 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

ItemWest LinnNational 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

ItemWest LinnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $377,700.00$175,700.00115.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $1,244.00$920.0035.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWest LinnNational 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%
Wood Village, OR3,9461033%
Donald, OR1,0681099%
King City, OR3,35111111%
Molalla, OR8,24711212%
West Linn, OR25,71013737%

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Belvidere, IL25,71388-12%
Neenah, WI25,69795-5%
North Tustin, CA25,72418888%
Shoreview, MN25,67311212%
Laurel, MD25,67311111%
West Linn, OR25,71013737%
Source: The West Linn, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.