Bend 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.
IndexBendCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index112138100
IndexBendCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index109110100
Groceries index117115100
Health care index104109100
Housing index118196100
Transportation index123125100
Utilities index89114100
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  • The cost of living in Bend is 19% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Bend is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bend is 18% higher than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 42% higher than the national average.
  • California state income tax is 55% lower 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$52,969$4,414$1,236$1,589
Renters$0$0$0$0

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%

Goods & Services

ItemBendNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.61$16.0921.9%
Beauty Salon $51.92$37.3339.1%
Toothpaste $2.87$2.4517.4%
Shampoo $1.23$1.0022.6%
Movie $13.35$10.2829.9%
Bowling $6.27$4.9327.1%

Groceries

ItemBendNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.91$3.802.8%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.400.2%
Milk $2.85$2.0141.8%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0115.9%
Pizza $14.69$9.8948.6%
Beer $8.77$8.901.4%

Health Care

ItemBendNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.96$102.1620.4%
Doctor $100.28$108.367.5%
Dentist $96.52$92.534.3%
Ibuprofen $11.90$9.2828.3%
Lipitor $437.10$425.822.6%

Housing

ItemBendNational avg.Difference
Home Price $250,000.00$184,700.0035.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,457.03$1,202.4421.2%
Apartment Rent $728.00$949.0023.3%

Transportation

ItemBendNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.82$2.2425.7%
Tire Balancing $53.95$46.2916.5%

Utilities

ItemBendNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.47$165.961.5%
Phone $21.67$28.6824.5%
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.
Proberta, CA19592-8%
Gerber, CA1,28197-3%
Red Bluff, CA14,0651000%
Anderson, CA10,1561022%
Cottonwood, CA3,6441033%
Bend, CA59711212%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
De Valls Bluff, AR59781-19%
Ghent, WV5971000%
Bryantown, MD59713535%
Ricardo, TX59798-2%
San Geronimo, CA597208108%
Bend, CA59711212%
Source: The Bend, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.