Bull Mountain 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.
IndexBull MountainOregonNational
Cost of living index134114100
IndexBull MountainOregonNational
Goods & Services index118118100
Groceries index115115100
Health care index107107100
Housing index191123100
Transportation index106106100
Utilities index7878100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Bull Mountain, OR is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Bull Mountain, OR enjoy a cost of living index of 134. This index is 18% higher than the Oregon average, and 34% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Bull Mountain, OR, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Oregon, and it is 18% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bull Mountain is 18% higher than the Oregon average.
  • The cost of living in Bull Mountain is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bull Mountain 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$110,313$9,193$2,574$3,310
Renters$62,893$5,241$1,467$1,887
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Bull Mountain, 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 Bull Mountain, OR homeowners, is $110,313. This would allow for a maximum of $2,574 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $62,893 which would result in a maximum of $1,467 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%
For those who live in Bull Mountain, OR and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Oregon income tax rate and the Oregon sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Oregon, the sales tax is 0%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 0%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Oregon, the income tax rate ranges between 5% to 9.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemBull MountainNational avg.Difference
Haircut $28.83$16.0979.3%
Beauty Salon $48.67$37.3330.4%
Toothpaste $3.31$2.4535.1%
Shampoo $1.10$1.009.6%
Movie $10.90$10.286.0%
Bowling $5.23$4.936.1%

Groceries

ItemBull MountainNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$3.8014.1%
Fried Chicken $1.58$1.4013.4%
Milk $2.06$2.012.4%
Potatoes $1.96$3.0134.8%
Pizza $11.66$9.8917.9%
Beer $9.82$8.9010.4%

Health Care

ItemBull MountainNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $131.19$102.1628.4%
Doctor $107.61$108.360.7%
Dentist $102.69$92.5311.0%
Ibuprofen $10.60$9.2814.2%
Lipitor $432.61$425.821.6%

Housing

ItemBull MountainNational avg.Difference
Home Price $384,000.00$184,700.00107.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,849.33$1,202.4453.8%
Apartment Rent $1,454.00$949.0053.2%

Transportation

ItemBull MountainNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.88$2.2428.3%
Tire Balancing $28.58$46.2938.3%

Utilities

ItemBull MountainNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.24$165.9612.5%
Phone $19.33$28.6832.6%
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, OR54786-14%
Lafayette, OR3,8851055%
Dayton, OR2,5671066%
Cornelius, OR12,2411077%
Gaston, OR5581077%
Bull Mountain, OR9,68413434%

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Potsdam, NY9,68296-4%
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Bull Mountain, OR9,68413434%
Source: The Bull Mountain, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.