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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Salem, Oregon is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Salem, Oregon is more expensive.

Salem, Oregon cost of living is 108.20.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGSalem, OregonUnited States
  Overall  108100
  Grocery  104.3100
  Health  115100
  Housing  112100
  Utilities  95100
  Transportation  111100
  Miscellaneous  105100

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I agree with the point that Salem is not for everyone but it could be worse. Not just worse, a lot worse. I've lived in Arizona all my life. That said, let me tell... (Read More)




Salem has very consistent weather throughout the year. Quite a bit of fog in the winter, and some rain, and little if any snow. ... (Read More)




Someone on this site commented that they didn't understand why there were so many prisons in Salem. I had a business in the Salem (outlying area) and knowing what I know... (Read More)



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