Independence, OR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Independence's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Independence is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Independence, OR?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Independence has an overall cost of living index of 107 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Oregon, Independence has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Oregon's index of 118.

The standard of living in Independence ranks as #3874 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Oregon. By definition, that implies Independence ranks as the #2532 most expensive place in the Beaver State.

Independence Cost Of Living Vs. Oregon

Living Expense Independence Oregon National Average
Overall 107 118 100
Services 123 123 100
Groceries 115 115 100
Health 115 115 100
Housing 84 123 100
Transportation 126 126 100
Utilities 87 87 100
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Independence, OR Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Oregon, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Independence Oregon United States
Median Home Value $174,000 $287,300 $204,900
Median Rent $980 $1,050 $1,023
Median Income $48,886 $59,393 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 4.8x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.21x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Independence

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Independence
Salem, OR 166,756 111 1.0x
Albany, OR 52,736 110 1.0x
Keizer, OR 38,479 113 1.1x
Hayesville, OR 22,272 107 1.0x
Four Corners, OR 16,045 107 1.0x
Dallas, OR 15,805 109 1.0x
Monmouth, OR 10,131 111 1.0x
Stayton, OR 8,025 111 1.0x
Sheridan, OR 6,106 107 1.0x

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