Bothell West 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.
IndexBothell WestWashingtonNational
Cost of living index144115100
IndexBothell WestWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index136106100
Groceries index125107100
Health care index128119100
Housing index171135100
Transportation index139117100
Utilities index12396100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Bothell West, WA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Bothell West, WA being 144, that puts it 24% higher than the average of Washington and 44% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Bothell West, WA, the price of goods and services are 28% higher than the average of Washington as well as 36% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bothell West is 24% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Bothell West is 44% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bothell West is 71% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$91,190$7,599$2,128$2,736
Renters$60,948$5,079$1,422$1,829
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Bothell West, WA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Bothell West, WA homeowners, is $91,190. This would allow for a maximum of $2,128 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $60,948 which would result in a maximum of $1,422 to be spent on rental costs.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Bothell West, WA, the Washington income tax and the Washington sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Washington maximum surtax is 9.6%, and the Washington sales tax is 6.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Washington.

Goods & Services

ItemBothell WestNational avg.Difference
Haircut $30.89$15.5698.5%
Beauty Salon $41.78$36.1115.7%
Toothpaste $3.08$2.4724.7%
Shampoo $1.25$0.9629.5%
Movie $12.92$10.1327.5%
Bowling $5.53$4.7416.7%

Groceries

ItemBothell WestNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.18$3.9829.9%
Fried Chicken $2.03$1.4144.3%
Milk $2.16$2.064.5%
Potatoes $2.22$2.9825.4%
Pizza $11.04$9.4716.5%
Beer $10.27$8.7916.8%

Health Care

ItemBothell WestNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $144.61$101.0443.1%
Doctor $120.50$107.4412.2%
Dentist $136.74$90.4251.2%
Ibuprofen $10.57$9.2813.9%
Lipitor $444.02$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemBothell WestNational avg.Difference
Home Price $318,900.00$175,700.0081.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,927.46$1,133.2370.1%
Apartment Rent $1,352.00$920.0047.0%

Transportation

ItemBothell WestNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.80$1.9940.3%
Tire Balancing $61.99$45.7635.5%

Utilities

ItemBothell WestNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.83$163.8115.3%
Phone $38.33$28.3935.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Everett, WA104,70811212%
Monroe, WA17,56411515%
Kingston, WA2,07913333%
North Lynnwood, WA17,60211616%
Snohomish, WA9,32611616%
Bothell West, WA18,24314444%

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Vincennes, IN18,23380-20%
Islip, NY18,22914444%
Somerset, MA18,26212323%
Brigham City, UT18,26490-10%
Rutherford, NJ18,29714141%
Bothell West, WA18,24314444%
Source: The Bothell West, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.