Cost of living in Ashland research summary. The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in the United States. A cost of living index above 100 means Ashland is expensive. An index value below 100 means the city is a relatively cheap place to live.
On a city-by-city basis in Oregon, home prices and rent have the biggest impact on the cost of living. Here are the key takeaways based on Saturday Night Science:
The cost of living index in Ashland is 132, with 100 being the average.
The cost of living index in Ashland is 1.3x higher than the national average.
Ashland ranks as the #87 cheapest in Oregon out of 98.
Ashland ranks as the #5,326 cheapest out of 6,412 in the US.
The median home value in Ashland is $494,700.
The median income in Ashland is $63,641.
According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ashland has an overall cost of living index of 132, which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to Oregon, Ashland has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Oregon's index of 116.
The standard of living in Ashland ranks as #87 most affordable out of the 98 places we measured in Oregon. By definition, that implies Ashland ranks as the #11 most expensive place in the Beaver State.
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Six factors go into calculating the cost of living index in Ashland. Here is how it fairs on each of the criteria:
The Services index in Ashland is 121.
The Groceries index in Ashland is 113.
The Health index in Ashland is 118.
The Housing index in Ashland is 167.
The Transportation index in Ashland is 130.
The Utilities index in Ashland is 90.
|Living Expense||Ashland||Oregon||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Oregon, so we broke down housing costs into more detail. Home and income data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2017-2021. The key points are:
The Median Home Value in Ashland is $494,700.
The Median Rent in Ashland is $1,175.
The Median Income in Ashland is $63,641.
The Home Value To Income in Ashland is 7.8x.
The Rent To Monthly Income in Ashland is 0.22x.
|Median Home Value||$494,700||$362,200||$244,900|
|Home Value To Income||7.8x||5.2x||3.5x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||0.22x||0.21x||0.2x|
The cost of living varies in the cities and towns around Ashland. Here's a quick look at the cost of living in the most populous nearby places:
Medford, OR has a cost of living index of 111, 0.8x Ashland.
Grants Pass, OR has a cost of living index of 108, 0.8x Ashland.
Klamath Falls, OR has a cost of living index of 98, 0.7x Ashland.