I don't know your area. But that is awful high for a 22r. I just had a 509 gm engine done for 750. That was 2 heads rebuilt, valve job, check block, bore .030 and cleaned all of it up. The old machine shop I use locally would be in the ball park of 250-350 on a simple 4 cylinder like a 22r.
at that point, a reman is a few hundred more.