Skiatook 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 index8786100
Goods & Services index9592100
Groceries index9495100
Health care index9193100
Housing index6969100
Transportation index8691100
Utilities index10096100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Skiatook, OK. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Skiatook, OK being 87, that puts it 1% higher than the average of Oklahoma and 13% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Skiatook, OK, the price of goods and services are 3% higher than the average of Oklahoma as well as 5% lower than the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in Skiatook is 1% higher than the Oklahoma average.
  • The cost of living in Skiatook is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Skiatook is 31% 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 Skiatook, 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 Skiatook, OK, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Skiatook, 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Skiatook, OK, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Skiatook, OK homeowners have a median income of $54,861. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,280 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $34,120, which means there is a maximum of $796 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Oklahoma Sales Tax

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Oklahoma Income Tax

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For those who live in Skiatook, OK and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Oklahoma income tax rate and the Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma, the sales tax is 4.5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 11%. 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 Oklahoma, the income tax rate ranges between 0.5% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemSkiatookNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.33$17.4912.3%
Beauty Salon $36.67$38.173.9%
Toothpaste $1.82$2.3221.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
Movie $10.15$10.725.4%
Bowling $14.40$13.863.9%


ItemSkiatookNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.42$3.9012.3%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.403.3%
Milk $2.08$1.966.0%
Potatoes $2.37$3.1825.5%
Pizza $7.45$10.3928.3%
Beer $9.11$9.231.3%

Health Care

ItemSkiatookNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.50$106.348.3%
Doctor $106.80$115.257.3%
Dentist $79.67$98.3819.0%
Ibuprofen $9.04$9.262.4%
Lipitor $487.22$466.474.4%


ItemSkiatookNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,800.00$184,700.0036.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $817.60$1,273.3235.8%
Apartment Rent $782.00$949.0017.6%


ItemSkiatookNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$2.5915.4%
Tire Balancing $44.00$48.9010.0%


ItemSkiatookNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.54$167.601.2%
Phone $180.74$163.4210.6%
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.
Valley Park, OK12794-6%
Avant, OK29276-24%
Turley, OK2,52877-23%
Barnsdall, OK1,06378-22%
Prue, OK40579-21%
Skiatook, OK7,95887-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY7,95916565%
Hudson, NH7,96111212%
Fishersville, VA7,9541044%
Mahtomedi, MN7,96411717%
Beebe, AR7,95289-11%
Skiatook, OK7,95887-13%
Source: The Skiatook, OK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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