Salem, Oregon 

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Cost of Living in Salem, Oregon

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

Salem cost of living is 108.2

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

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COST OF LIVINGSalemOregonUSA
  Overall108118100
  Grocery104.399.4100
  Health115116100
  Housing112143100
  Median Home Cost$207,400$266,300$185,800
  Utilities9597100
  Transportation111114100
  Miscellaneous105104100
100=National Average
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Reviews for Salem    31 Reviews
Don't like Salem? Consider - 3/18/2015
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)

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Weather - 12/27/2014
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)
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Prisons - 5/25/2013
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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