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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.

Overall, Salem, Oregon cost of living is 102.30.

  COST OF LIVINGSalem, OregonUnited States
  Overall  102100
  Grocery  97.6100
  Health  118100
  Housing  96100
  Utilities  97100
  Transportation  116100
  Miscellaneous  101100
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)
Salem's climate is sunny half the year and cloudy/rainy the other half. It has a definite four seasons, which is nice, but if you don't like the rain and clouds (which... (read more)
Nice town, rainy... (read more)
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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)
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)
re: Salem Rocks! - 12/24/2010
Reading some of these replies, I wonder which Salem they live in, because we've been here for about six years and love it. There may be a meth problem, but tell me one... (read more)
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