Boulevard Park 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.
IndexBoulevard ParkWashingtonNational
Cost of living index117112100
IndexBoulevard ParkWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index114104100
Groceries index120102100
Health care index119116100
Housing index124135100
Transportation index119108100
Utilities index9983100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Boulevard Park, WA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Boulevard Park, WA enjoy a cost of living index of 117. This index is 5% higher than the Washington average, and 17% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Boulevard Park, WA, the average cost of goods and services is 10% higher than it is in Washington, and it is 14% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Boulevard Park is 5% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Boulevard Park is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Boulevard Park is 24% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Boulevard Park, WA to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Boulevard Park, WA, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Boulevard Park, WA salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$65,212$5,434$1,522$1,957
Renters$43,427$3,619$1,013$1,303
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Boulevard Park, WA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Boulevard Park, WA homeowners have a median income of $65,212. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,522 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $43,427, which means there is a maximum of $1,013 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Boulevard Park, WA is the Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Washington sales tax rate is 6.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 9.6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemBoulevard ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $55.00$34.6858.6%
Toothpaste $3.63$2.4746.8%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.33$9.8714.8%
Bowling $7.00$4.3959.4%

Groceries

ItemBoulevard ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$4.4813.1%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $1.99$2.3615.6%
Potatoes $2.49$3.0618.7%
Pizza $8.91$9.243.6%
Beer $9.39$8.638.8%

Health Care

ItemBoulevard ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.00$99.7835.3%
Doctor $110.00$105.034.7%
Dentist $125.00$88.7040.9%
Ibuprofen $10.09$9.417.2%
Lipitor $299.00$298.500.2%

Housing

ItemBoulevard ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $231,100.00$175,700.0031.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,863.61$1,081.0372.4%
Apartment Rent $970.00$920.005.4%

Transportation

ItemBoulevard ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $51.80$45.2914.4%

Utilities

ItemBoulevard ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.75$170.804.7%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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.
Bremerton, WA38,66411010%
Parkwood, WA7,31211212%
East Port Orchard, WA5,09811414%
Suquamish, WA4,15811515%
SeaTac, WA27,60611616%
Boulevard Park, WA4,02711717%

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Boulevard Park, WA4,02711717%
Source: The Boulevard Park, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.