Barberton cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBarbertonWashingtonNational
Cost of living index125112100
IndexBarbertonWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index122104100
Groceries index116102100
Health care index114116100
Housing index151135100
Transportation index111108100
Utilities index8983100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Barberton, WA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Washington and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Barberton, WA is 125, which is 12% higher than the Washington average and 25% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Barberton, WA are 18% higher than the average for Washington and 22% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Barberton is 12% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Barberton is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Barberton is 51% higher than the national average.
  • Washington general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average.
  • Washington state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Barberton, WA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Barberton, WA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Barberton, WA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$91,813$7,651$2,142$2,755
Renters$44,915$3,743$1,048$1,348
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Barberton, WA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Barberton, WA have a median income of $91,813. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,142 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $44,915, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,048.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Barberton, WA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Washington, as well as the rate for income tax in Washington. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Washington is 9.6%, and the sales tax in the state of Washington is 6.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Washington starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.20$14.5972.7%
Beauty Salon $46.60$34.6834.4%
Toothpaste $3.42$2.4738.3%
Shampoo $1.72$1.0268.3%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $3.45$4.3921.4%

Groceries

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.65$4.483.9%
Fried Chicken $2.69$1.4683.7%
Milk $1.97$2.3616.4%
Potatoes $2.73$3.0610.8%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.50$99.7824.8%
Doctor $131.85$105.0325.5%
Dentist $101.00$88.7013.9%
Ibuprofen $14.45$9.4153.5%
Lipitor $251.31$298.5015.8%

Housing

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $276,300.00$175,700.0057.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $1,263.00$920.0037.3%

Transportation

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.099.9%
Tire Balancing $52.33$45.2915.6%

Utilities

ItemBarbertonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.02$170.8011.6%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wood Village, OR3,9461033%
St. Helens, OR13,0171088%
Yacolt, WA1,8761099%
Woodland, WA5,5351099%
Orchards, WA21,25911212%
Barberton, WA5,89512525%

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Spring Ridge, MD5,89512323%
St. Helena, CA5,89519898%
Kermit, TX5,89480-20%
Norwood, PA5,8971099%
Middleton, ID5,89888-12%
Barberton, WA5,89512525%
Source: The Barberton, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.