Life in Tulsa

The Benefits of Living in Tulsa

Tulsa is a hidden gem in the heartland for entrepreneurs, the tech community, and top talent.

Exceptionally Low Cost of Living

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Tulsa has the 6th lowest living cost in the US.
Tulsa’s median home price - $157,000 - is 43% below the national average.

Dare to Compare

Here’s how Tulsa’s Cost of Living compares to other major cities.

Tulsa  vs. Boston, MA

Lower Cost of Living by
-40%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-64%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $443K Boston

Monthly Rent Savings
-$2,011

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $2,669 Boston

Tulsa  vs. Austin, TX

Lower Cost of Living by
-7%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-47%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $296K Austin

Monthly Rent Savings
-$526

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $1,184 Austin

Tulsa  vs. New York, NY

Lower Cost of Living by
-60%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-61%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $390K New York

Monthly Rent Savings
-$3,430

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $4,088 New York

Tulsa  vs. San Francisco, CA

Lower Cost of Living by
-50%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-83%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $917K SF

Monthly Rent Savings
-$2,861

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $3,519 SF

Tulsa  vs. Los Angeles, CA

Lower Cost of Living by
-38%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-60%

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $2,449 LA

Monthly Rent Savings
-$1,791

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $2,449 LA

Tulsa  vs. Portland, OR

Lower Cost of Living by
-30%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-59%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $385K Portland

Monthly Rent Savings
-$2,861

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $2,415 Portland

Tulsa  vs. Denver, CO

Lower Cost of Living by
-20%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-64%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $442K Denver

Monthly Rent Savings
-$817

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $1,475 Denver

Tulsa  vs. Chicago, IL

Lower Cost of Living by
-26%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-35%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $242K Chicago

Monthly Rent Savings
-$841

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $1,500 Chicago

Tulsa  vs. Washington, DC

Lower Cost of Living by
-50%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-83%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $917K SF

Monthly Rent Savings
-$2,861

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $3,519 SF

Tulsa  vs. Chicago, IL

Lower Cost of Living by
-26%

for food, housing, transport, healthcare, etc.

Lower Real Estate Prices
-35%

Median Home Price - $157K Tulsa vs. $242K Chicago

Monthly Rent Savings
-$841

2 BR Avg. Rent - $658 Tulsa vs. $1,500 Chicago

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Tulsa is an Urban Green Space Paradise

  One thing that’s true about Tulsans – we love our green spaces.

Tulsa has
135 parks covering
roughly 8,652 acres.

Tulsa has seen unparalleled investments to public space for a city of its size. Now there is plenty of space to run, play, climb and slide.

The Gutherie Green was named one of the coolest urban spaces by Thrillist.

Gathering Place is a 66 acre park that is free to enter and open to the public. It was named one of Time Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places.”

Turkey Mountain Is one of Tulsans favorite hiking, biking and train running spots. The urban wilderness has 5 marked trails, 25 unmarked trails across 300 acres of land.

Experience Tulsa Culture

A welcoming community large enough to support world-class music and theatre, sports venues, and one of the most unique park systems in the country.

Experience

With festivals, races and celebrations happening throughout the year, you’ll struggle to find a weekend with nothing to do. Better binge watch your favorite shows before you get here.

Hang Out

Tulsa’s 30+ entertainment and residential districts offer diverse landscapes and inclusive communities for you to find the perfect place for inspiration.

Taste

Nationally-recognized restaurants meet local Tulsa flair. With incredibly diverse cuisine, you can’t find food this delicious, at prices this affordable, anywhere else.

Dance

From the historic Cain’s Ballroom and Brady Theater, to the award-winning BOK Center and up-and-coming Duet Jazz Club, Tulsa’s music scene continues to be a thriving component of its unique culture.

Brew

With internationally recognized coffee roasters and breweries, there’s always a place to refuel. Grab your laptop and take a break with dozens of choices around town.

See Art

Explore Philbrook and its formal gardens, get lost in one of the world’s largest collections of Native American and Western art at Gilcrease, or stroll through multiple galleries during Tulsa’s free monthly Art Crawl in the Arts District.

Toast

From tiki lounges to speakeasies and hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bars, there’s no shortage of places to grab a drink or celebrate with friends… or make new friends.

Recharge

With hundreds of acres of wilderness areas, urban parks and greenspaces, Tulsa offers countless opportunities to get outside, get some fresh air and explore.

Create

Creatives mold the vibrant culture in Tulsa. With community workshops, art showings, local fabrication spaces and unique shops, the opportunities to express yourself are endless.

Career Seekers

  Browse career opportunities in every industry and specialty. Connect with dedicated recruiters to gain an inside track with our partner organizations in Tulsa.