Cost of living in Astoria 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 Astoria 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 Astoria is 112, with 100 being the average.
The cost of living index in Astoria is 1.1x higher than the national average.
Astoria ranks as the #45 cheapest in Oregon out of 98.
Astoria ranks as the #4,296 cheapest out of 6,412 in the US.
The median home value in Astoria is $330,700.
The median income in Astoria is $58,709.
According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Astoria has an overall cost of living index of 112, which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to Oregon, Astoria has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Oregon's index of 116.
The standard of living in Astoria ranks as #45 most affordable out of the 98 places we measured in Oregon. By definition, that implies Astoria ranks as the #53 most expensive place in the Beaver State.
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Six factors go into calculating the cost of living index in Astoria. Here is how it fairs on each of the criteria:
The Services index in Astoria is 118.
The Groceries index in Astoria is 113.
The Health index in Astoria is 118.
The Housing index in Astoria is 111.
The Transportation index in Astoria is 128.
The Utilities index in Astoria is 88.
|Living Expense||Astoria||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 Astoria is $330,700.
The Median Rent in Astoria is $941.
The Median Income in Astoria is $58,709.
The Home Value To Income in Astoria is 5.6x.
The Rent To Monthly Income in Astoria is 0.19x.
|Median Home Value||$330,700||$362,200||$244,900|
|Home Value To Income||5.6x||5.2x||3.5x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||0.19x||0.21x||0.2x|
The cost of living varies in the cities and towns around Astoria. Here's a quick look at the cost of living in the most populous nearby places:
Longview, WA has a cost of living index of 105, 0.9x Astoria.
Kelso, WA has a cost of living index of 101, 0.9x Astoria.
Seaside, OR has a cost of living index of 116, 1.0x Astoria.