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Overall 14%
Goods & Services 20%
Housing 11%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBarlowOregonNational
Cost of living114118100
Goods & Services120120100
Groceries113113100
Health care117117100
Housing111123100
Transportation129129100
Utilities8989100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Barlow is 3% lower than the Oregon average
  • The cost of living in Barlow is 14% higher than the national average
  • Barlow housing is 11% higher than the national average
  • Oregon general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average
  • Oregon state income tax is 103% 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$49,375$4,115$1,152$1,481
      Renters$12,000$1,000$280$360

      Oregon Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Oregon0%0%

      Oregon Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Oregon5%9.9%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBarlowNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $33.67$18.6280.8%
      Beauty Salon $56.44$39.0544.6%
      Toothpaste $2.65$2.3413.0%
      Shampoo $1.23$1.0616.1%
      Movie $11.10$10.683.9%
      Bowling $19.95$14.6736.0%

      Groceries

      ItemBarlowNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.74$4.2212.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.58$1.3914.2%
      Milk $2.12$2.053.6%
      Potatoes $2.34$3.2928.8%
      Pizza $11.99$10.6212.9%
      Beer $11.24$9.3819.8%

      Health Care

      ItemBarlowNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $146.25$108.5734.7%
      Doctor $168.67$116.1745.2%
      Dentist $101.75$99.132.6%
      Ibuprofen $9.57$9.681.1%
      Lipitor $495.37$466.926.1%

      Housing

      ItemBarlowNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $205,600.00$184,700.0011.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,036.12$1,197.4270.0%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemBarlowNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.78$2.2225.0%
      Tire Balancing $68.40$50.0736.6%

      Utilities

      ItemBarlowNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$143.85$167.6714.2%
      Phone $170.53$175.642.9%
      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, OR54790-10%
      Brooks, OR9301044%
      Woodburn, OR24,7651066%
      Gervais, OR2,5911077%
      Mount Angel, OR3,42911010%
      Barlow, OR17111414%

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      Venetie, AK17111010%
      Paradise Valley, NV17199-1%
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      Mitchell, IA17185-15%
      Dover, IL17183-17%
      Barlow, OR17111414%
      Source: The Barlow, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.