These Are The 10 Most Expensive Places To Live In Oklahoma For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Oklahoma that will put a big dent in your wallet.

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Everyone wants a home that mixes affordability with comfort and Oklahoma does this very well. Families love the Sooner State’s beaches, midlands, and mountains as tourists before moving here and calling it home.

But before you decide to relocate, you have to do some research into the exact cost of living around the state — and that’s how we’re going to help you.

These are the places in Oklahoma that cost a pretty penny — the most expensive cities in the state.

After we saved up for months and could finally afford it, we landed on this list of the ten most expensive cities in Oklahoma for 2018:

  1. Coweta (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Edmond (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Piedmont (Homes For Sale)
  4. Tahlequah (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Sallisaw (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Wagoner (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Woodward (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Stillwater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Muskogee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Enid (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So hopefully Ada (the cheapest place to live in Oklahoma) can show these guys how to live on a budget in the coming years. Read on for how these places had costs rise faster than inflation.

And if you already knew these places were expensive, check out the best places to live in Oklahoma or the cheapest.

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How We Determined The Most Expensive Places To Live In The Sooner State For 2018

There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Health Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Oklahoma to figure out which is the most expensive.

What you are left with is a ‘Cost of Living Index’ that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.

So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 73 places in Oklahoma that have more than 5,000 people.

And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average.

San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.

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1. Coweta

Coweta, Oklahoma

Population: 9,555
Services: 99
Groceries: 111
Health Care: 100
Housing: 67
Transportation: 83
Utilities: 94
More on Coweta: Homes For Sale | Data
Coweta is a city in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, United States and is a suburb of Tulsa. As of 2010, the population was 9,943. Part of the Creek Nation in Indian Territory before Oklahoma became a U.S. state, the town was first settled in 1840.

2. Edmond

Edmond, Oklahoma

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Population: 81,594
Services: 101
Groceries: 89
Health Care: 95
Housing: 105
Transportation: 92
Utilities: 98
More on Edmond: Homes For Sale | Data
Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 81,405, making it the sixth largest city in the state of Oklahoma.

3. Piedmont


Population: 5,783
Services: 101
Groceries: 89
Health Care: 95
Housing: 104
Transportation: 92
Utilities: 98
More on Piedmont: Homes For Sale | Data
Piedmont is a city primarily in Canadian County, Oklahoma, though a small part of it is in Kingfisher County. It is a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,720 at the 2010 census, a 56.7 percent increase from 3,650 at the 2000 census. Piedmont is a home rule city served by a council?manager government.

4. Tahlequah

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Population: 15,912
Services: 99
Groceries: 111
Health Care: 100
Housing: 63
Transportation: 83
Utilities: 94
More on Tahlequah: Homes For Sale | Data
Tahlequah (/tælkw/ TAL–kwah; Cherokee: ) is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It is part of the Green Country region of Oklahoma and was established as a capital of the 19th-century Cherokee Nation in 1839, as part of the new settlement in Indian Territory after the Cherokee Native Americans were forced west from the American Southeast on the Trail of Tears.

5. Sallisaw

Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Population: 8,779
Services: 99
Groceries: 111
Health Care: 100
Housing: 56
Transportation: 83
Utilities: 94
More on Sallisaw: Homes For Sale | Data
Sallisaw is a city and county seat of Sequoyah County. The population was 8,880 at the 2010 Census, an 11.2 percent increase from 7,891 at the 2000 census. Sallisaw is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas?Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area.

6. Wagoner

Wagoner, Oklahoma

Population: 8,395
Services: 99
Groceries: 111
Health Care: 100
Housing: 56
Transportation: 83
Utilities: 94
More on Wagoner: Homes For Sale | Data
Wagoner is a city in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 8,323 at the 2010 census, compared to 7,669 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wagoner County. It became the first city incorporated in Indian Territory on January 4, 1896.

7. Woodward

Woodward, Oklahoma

Population: 12,110
Services: 98
Groceries: 96
Health Care: 96
Housing: 57
Transportation: 85
Utilities: 108
More on Woodward: Homes For Sale | Data
Woodward is a city in and the county seat of Woodward County, Oklahoma, United States. It is the largest city in a nine-county area. The population was 12,051 at the 2010 census.

8. Stillwater

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Population: 45,584
Services: 90
Groceries: 107
Health Care: 95
Housing: 81
Transportation: 84
Utilities: 102
More on Stillwater: Homes For Sale | Data
Coordinates: 36°0658N 97°0332W / 36.116°N 97.059°W / 36.116; -97.059

9. Muskogee

Muskogee, Oklahoma

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Population: 39,045
Services: 99
Groceries: 111
Health Care: 100
Housing: 52
Transportation: 83
Utilities: 94
More on Muskogee: Homes For Sale | Data
Muskogee (/mskoi/) is a city in and the county seat of Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. Home to Bacone College, it lies approximately 48 miles southeast of Tulsa. The population of the city was 39,223 as of the 2010 census, a 2.4 percent increase from 38,310 at the 2000 census, making it the eleventh-largest city in Oklahoma.

10. Enid

Enid, Oklahoma

Public domain

Population: 49,122
Services: 98
Groceries: 96
Health Care: 96
Housing: 55
Transportation: 85
Utilities: 108
More on Enid: Homes For Sale | Data
Enid (‘nd) is a city in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,379, making it the ninth-largest city in Oklahoma. It is the county seat of Garfield County. Enid was founded during the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in the Land Run of 1893, and is named after Enid, a character in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Idylls of the King. In 1991, the Oklahoma state legislature designated Enid the ‘purple martin capital of Oklahoma.’ Enid holds the nickname of ‘Queen Wheat City’ and ‘Wheat Capital’ of Oklahoma and the United States for its immense grain storage capacity, and has the third-largest grain storage capacity in the world.

Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck

Well there you have it, the places in Oklahoma that have the highest cost of living, with Coweta ranking as the most expensive city in the Sooner State.

If you’re curious, here are the least expensive cities in Oklahoma:

  1. Ada
  2. Ardmore
  3. Lone Grove

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Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City Population Services Groceries Health Care
1 Coweta 9,555 99 111 100
2 Edmond 81,594 101 89 95
3 Piedmont 5,783 101 89 95
4 Tahlequah 15,912 99 111 100
5 Sallisaw 8,779 99 111 100
6 Wagoner 8,395 99 111 100
7 Woodward 12,110 98 96 96
8 Stillwater 45,584 90 107 95
9 Muskogee 39,045 99 111 100
10 Enid 49,122 98 96 96
11 Poteau 8,502 99 111 100
12 Ponca City 25,223 93 96 94
13 Okmulgee 12,402 99 111 100
14 Henryetta 5,898 99 111 100
15 Weatherford 10,891 86 103 106
16 Jenks 16,918 97 93 96
17 Bixby 20,964 97 93 96
18 Guthrie 10,314 101 89 95
19 Broken Arrow 98,648 97 93 96
20 Elk City 11,860 86 103 106
21 Tuttle 6,015 92 90 97
22 Owasso 29,487 97 93 96
23 Lawton 96,187 86 103 106
24 Mustang 17,534 92 90 97
25 Blackwell 7,064 93 96 94
26 Collinsville 5,612 97 93 96
27 Choctaw 11,202 92 90 97
28 Glenpool 10,868 97 93 96
29 The Village 9,034 92 90 97
30 Oklahoma City 581,094 92 90 97
31 Guymon 11,414 92 98 100
32 Harrah 5,162 92 90 97
33 Yukon 23,038 92 90 97
34 Duncan 23,332 86 103 106
35 Idabel 7,002 114 92 86
36 Tulsa 391,486 97 93 96
37 Catoosa 7,074 97 93 96
38 Sand Springs 19,157 97 93 96
39 Bethany 19,188 92 90 97
40 Altus 19,708 86 103 106
41 Warr Acres 10,080 92 90 97
42 Bartlesville 35,876 97 93 96
43 Sapulpa 20,609 97 93 96
44 Cushing 7,818 90 107 95
45 Skiatook 7,753 97 93 96
46 Midwest City 54,773 92 90 97
47 Clinton 9,071 86 103 106
48 Perry 5,121 90 107 95
49 Del City 21,469 92 90 97
50 Anadarko 6,744 86 103 106
51 El Reno 16,955 92 90 97
52 Grove 6,587 91 102 94
53 Claremore 18,669 91 102 94
54 Miami 13,588 94 89 90
55 Blanchard 7,569 88 91 86
56 Pryor Creek 9,519 91 102 94
57 Newcastle 7,740 88 91 86
58 Norman 111,753 88 91 86
59 Durant 16,014 89 91 87
60 Vinita 5,721 91 102 94
61 Moore 55,265 88 91 86
62 Noble 6,466 88 91 86
63 Purcell 5,885 88 91 86
64 Hugo 5,325 89 91 87
65 Shawnee 30,058 88 91 86
66 Chickasha 16,129 88 91 86
67 Tecumseh 6,480 88 91 86
68 Pauls Valley 6,156 88 91 86
69 Seminole 7,438 88 91 86
70 Holdenville 5,628 88 91 86
71 Lone Grove 5,069 87 91 91
72 Ardmore 24,392 87 91 91
73 Ada 16,852 87 91 91

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