Cost of Living in Salem, OR

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1863
$4545
🛋️ Without rent
$692
$2280
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1171
$2265
🍽️ Food
$490
$1271
🚐 Transport
$62.4
$171
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3390
😀 Quality of life
82
🏙️ Population
176K

The average cost of living in Salem is $1863, which is in the top 20% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1889th out of 9294 in our global list, 1735th out of 2202 in the United States, and 24th out of 29 in Oregon State.

The median after-tax salary is $3390, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 265th (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 71st best city to live in the United States, and 2nd most liveable city in Oregon State. With an estimated population of 176K, Salem is the 157th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 3 km Salem Municipal Airport/McNary Field
😷 Air quality Excellent 6.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1684 Willamette University
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Prices in Salem

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.79
 Cappuccino
$3.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.23
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1180
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$906
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2171
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1938
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$200
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$80
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3930
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2375
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.32
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1092
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10047

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