Brookings 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.
IndexBrookingsOregonNational
Cost of living index120118100
IndexBrookingsOregonNational
Goods & Services index123123100
Groceries index115115100
Health care index115115100
Housing index131123100
Transportation index126126100
Utilities index8787100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Brookings, OR cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Oregon and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Brookings, OR is 120, which is 2% higher than the Oregon average and 20% 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 Brookings, OR are equal to the average for Oregon and 23% higher than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Brookings is 2% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Brookings is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brookings is 31% 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$51,086$4,257$1,192$1,533
      Renters$36,031$3,003$841$1,081
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Brookings, 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 Brookings, OR homeowners, is $51,086. This would allow for a maximum of $1,192 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $36,031 which would result in a maximum of $841 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%
      The Oregon sales tax and Oregon income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Brookings, 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

      ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $32.00$17.4983.0%
      Beauty Salon $55.00$38.1744.1%
      Toothpaste $2.59$2.3211.6%
      Shampoo $1.19$1.0117.6%
      Movie $11.33$10.725.6%
      Bowling $18.80$13.8635.6%

      Groceries

      ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.89$3.9025.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4021.1%
      Milk $1.93$1.961.6%
      Potatoes $2.01$3.1836.9%
      Pizza $13.09$10.3925.9%
      Beer $10.79$9.2316.9%

      Health Care

      ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $139.00$106.3430.7%
      Doctor $161.00$115.2539.7%
      Dentist $96.40$98.382.0%
      Ibuprofen $10.13$9.269.4%
      Lipitor $527.37$466.4713.1%

      Housing

      ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $264,400.00$184,700.0043.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,177.34$1,273.3271.0%
      Apartment Rent $960.00$949.001.2%

      Transportation

      ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.22$2.5924.3%
      Tire Balancing $65.40$48.9033.8%

      Utilities

      ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$139.26$167.6016.9%
      Phone $166.98$163.422.2%
      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.
      Harbor, OR1,9811033%
      Smith River, CA82711313%
      Fort Dick, CA83012929%
      Brookings, OR6,39012020%

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      Seneca Falls, NY6,39088-12%
      Iowa Park, TX6,39080-20%
      Cheverly, MD6,39012727%
      Edinboro, PA6,39397-3%
      Wollochet, WA6,38613838%
      Brookings, OR6,39012020%
      Source: The Brookings, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.