Purcell 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.
Cost of living index8888100
Goods & Services index10097100
Groceries index9695100
Health care index9095100
Housing index6869100
Transportation index8590100
Utilities index10198100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Purcell, OK is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Purcell, OK enjoy a cost of living index of 88. This index is equal to the Oklahoma average, and 12% lower 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 Purcell, OK, the average cost of goods and services is 3% higher than it is in Oklahoma, and it is equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Purcell is equal to the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Purcell is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Purcell is 32% lower than the national average.
  • Oklahoma general sales tax is 12% lower than the national average.
  • Oklahoma state income tax is 78% lower than the national average.

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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Purcell, OK to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Purcell, OK, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Purcell, OK salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Purcell, OK 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 Purcell, OK have a median income of $51,327. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,198 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $25,625, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $598.

Oklahoma Sales Tax

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Oklahoma Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Purcell, OK is the Oklahoma sales tax and Oklahoma income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Oklahoma sales tax rate is 4.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 11%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Oklahoma income tax rates range from 0.5% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemPurcellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.37$16.098.0%
Beauty Salon $27.37$37.3326.7%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4514.5%
Shampoo $0.93$1.007.1%
Movie $9.92$10.283.5%
Bowling $11.92$4.93141.6%


ItemPurcellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.58$3.805.9%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4022.4%
Milk $2.07$2.012.9%
Potatoes $3.18$3.015.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.891.1%
Beer $8.17$8.908.2%

Health Care

ItemPurcellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.54$102.1612.4%
Doctor $100.60$108.367.2%
Dentist $78.25$92.5315.4%
Ibuprofen $8.93$9.283.8%
Lipitor $397.26$425.826.7%


ItemPurcellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $124,800.00$184,700.0032.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $950.01$1,202.4421.0%
Apartment Rent $657.00$949.0030.8%


ItemPurcellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.2411.9%
Tire Balancing $36.31$46.2921.6%


ItemPurcellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.30$165.968.8%
Phone $32.75$28.6814.2%
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.
Rosedale, OK4778-22%
Maysville, OK1,20880-20%
Erin Springs, OK21581-19%
Paoli, OK65982-18%
Wayne, OK68383-17%
Purcell, OK6,34988-12%

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Purcell, OK6,34988-12%
Source: The Purcell, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.