Bremerton 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.
IndexBremertonWashingtonNational
Cost of living index110112100
IndexBremertonWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index114104100
Groceries index120102100
Health care index119116100
Housing index102135100
Transportation index119108100
Utilities index9983100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Bremerton, WA is displayed above. In Bremerton, WA, the overall cost of living index is 110, which is 1% lower than the Washington average and 10% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Bremerton, WA, the city's goods and services are 10% higher than the Washington average and 14% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bremerton is 1% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Bremerton is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bremerton is 2% 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$66,172$5,514$1,544$1,985
Renters$31,276$2,606$730$938
The affordability of the housing market in Bremerton, WA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Bremerton, WA homeowners, the median income is $66,172. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,544 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $31,276. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $730 used for their rent related monthly 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Bremerton, WA you will want to make sure you consider both the Washington sales tax and the Washington income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Washington is 6.5%, with the highest surtax being 9.6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Washington have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemBremertonNational 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

ItemBremertonNational 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

ItemBremertonNational 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

ItemBremertonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $184,100.00$175,700.004.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,863.61$1,081.0372.4%
Apartment Rent $864.00$920.006.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBremertonNational 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.
Navy Yard City, WA2,5901044%
Belfair, WA3,5081044%
Brinnon, WA76711111%
Burley, WA1,6291088%
Parkwood, WA7,31211212%
Bremerton, WA38,66411010%

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Bremerton, WA38,66411010%
Source: The Bremerton, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.