West Slope 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 SlopeOregonNational
Cost of living index137117100
IndexWest SlopeOregonNational
Goods & Services index122122100
Groceries index116116100
Health care index114114100
Housing index190122100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index8989100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the West Slope, OR cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Oregon and cities across the country, the cost of living index in West Slope, OR is 137, which is 17% higher than the Oregon average and 37% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in West Slope, OR are equal to the average for Oregon and 22% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in West Slope is 17% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in West Slope is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Slope is 90% 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 West Slope, 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 West Slope, OR, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the West Slope, 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

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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in West Slope, OR by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in West Slope, OR have a median income of $115,139. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,686 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $37,641, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $878.

Oregon Sales Tax

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Oregon Income Tax

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The Oregon sales tax and Oregon income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in West Slope, 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

ItemWest SlopeNational 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%


ItemWest SlopeNational 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 SlopeNational 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%


ItemWest SlopeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $395,900.00$175,700.00125.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $983.00$920.006.8%


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


ItemWest SlopeNational 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%
Cornelius, OR12,06811010%
King City, OR3,35111111%
Orchards, WA21,25911212%
Vancouver, WA165,55411313%
West Slope, OR7,24013737%

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Elkins, WV7,24190-10%
Rockland, ME7,2411044%
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Roslyn Heights, NY7,24318080%
Putnam, CT7,24911212%
West Slope, OR7,24013737%
Source: The West Slope, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.