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Overall 18%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 43%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; 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.
IndexShawneeOklahomaNational
Cost of living8286100
Goods & Services9193100
Groceries9095100
Health care9694100
Housing5769100
Transportation9595100
Utilities9695100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Shawnee is 5% lower than the Oklahoma average
  • The cost of living in Shawnee is 18% lower than the national average
  • Shawnee housing is 43% lower than the national average
  • Oklahoma general sales tax is 12% lower than the national average
  • Oklahoma state income tax is 80% 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$51,717$4,310$1,207$1,552
      Renters$26,269$2,189$613$788
      To approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Shawnee, OK, we can look at the percentage of income that is available to be spent on monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side, a consumer should not spend more than 28% of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36% of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Shawnee have a median income of $51,717. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,207 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $26,269, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $613.

      Oklahoma Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Oklahoma4.5%11%

      Oklahoma Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Oklahoma0.5%5%

      Goods & Services

      ItemShawneeNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.47$20.274.0%
      Beauty Salon $43.06$40.396.6%
      Toothpaste $1.88$2.3620.3%
      Shampoo $0.93$1.0813.3%
      Movie $9.68$10.9911.9%
      Bowling $12.11$15.4921.8%

      Groceries

      ItemShawneeNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.86$4.3010.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4010.4%
      Milk $1.99$2.209.5%
      Potatoes $2.48$3.2222.9%
      Pizza $11.88$10.7410.6%
      Beer $8.76$9.608.7%

      Health Care

      ItemShawneeNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $105.39$109.734.0%
      Doctor $101.62$118.3414.1%
      Dentist $101.84$100.940.9%
      Ibuprofen $9.92$9.930.1%
      Lipitor $444.64$469.535.3%

      Housing

      ItemShawneeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $96,800.00$184,700.0047.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $948.41$1,229.6222.9%
      Apartment Rent $652.00$949.0031.3%

      Transportation

      ItemShawneeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.31$2.7114.8%
      Tire Balancing $57.36$51.8610.6%

      Utilities

      ItemShawneeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$155.47$170.849.0%
      Phone $191.74$187.182.4%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Macomb, OK26927.9%
      Maud, OK1,0687326.8%
      Bowlegs, OK4397722.6%
      Dale, OK1707920.9%
      Meeker, OK1,2318020.0%
      Shawnee, OK31,0918218.3%

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Meadow Woods, FL31,0771011.2%
      Gurnee, IL31,07011615.6%
      San Luis, AZ31,118928.2%
      Laguna Hills, CA31,12716666.0%
      Dania Beach, FL31,0461055.4%
      Shawnee, OK31,0918218.3%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.