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Have it all.

Oklahoma calls the Great Plains home, but you’ll come to see – we’re more great than plain.

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The better life.

Oklahoma’s low cost of living means you can have it all. If a New York resident making $200,000 per year moved to Oklahoma on the same salary, the move would add up to an extra $54,600 in savings.  With the new disposable income, they can own a larger home, a car, take vacation and beef up investment portfolios.

Have your dream home for half the cost of a coastal market.

Your dream home in Oklahoma costs much less than it would in a coastal city.

Learn more about Oklahoma real estateaverage retail prices and utilitiesrankings, or CNBC America’s Top States for Business.

CNBC calls Oklahoma one of the best states for doing business.

Oklahoma has the third-lowest cost of living in America.

Learn more about Oklahoma real estateaverage retail prices and utilitiesrankings, or CNBC America’s Top States for Business.

Putting Oklahoma’s Cost of Living in Context:

  • The median sales price of a home in Oklahoma is $137,000 – among the lowest in the country. In Oklahoma, you can have your dream home for half of what it would cost in a coastal market.
  • Basic utility costs are below the national average in Oklahoma. For example, Oklahoma City’s utility costs are 20 percent lower than Dallas’. That means Oklahomans have more money for retirement nest eggs, paying off mortgages or taking vacations.
  • In Oklahoma, gasoline costs 7 percent less than the national average.
  • Rent in Oklahoma is about 25 percent cheaper than the national average.

Putting Oklahoma’s Quality of Life in Context:

  • We offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation – according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma is one of only four states to have 10 or more “eco-regions,” or areas that have a distinct terrain.
  • Oklahoma has more than 300 museums covering a wide variety of subjects, from the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa to Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
  • Oklahoma is home to one of the nation’s best professional sports franchises – the Oklahoma City Thunder – according to ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 “Ultimate Standings” article.
  • Oklahoma boasts more than 11,600 miles of shoreline and more than 78,500 miles of rivers and streams.
  • Our major metropolitan areas – Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton – are growing and improving their quality of life each year.


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