Buena 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.
IndexBuenaWashingtonNational
Cost of living index97115100
IndexBuenaWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index104106100
Groceries index112107100
Health care index114119100
Housing index77135100
Transportation index116117100
Utilities index9096100

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  • The cost of living in Buena is 16% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Buena is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Buena is 23% lower 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$26,522$2,210$619$796
Renters$19,318$1,610$451$580

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemBuenaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.03$15.5616.3%
Beauty Salon $26.61$36.1126.3%
Toothpaste $3.32$2.4734.4%
Shampoo $1.14$0.9618.1%
Movie $9.75$10.133.7%
Bowling $3.04$4.7435.7%

Groceries

ItemBuenaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.06$3.9826.9%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.410.2%
Milk $2.36$2.0614.2%
Potatoes $2.18$2.9826.8%
Pizza $10.99$9.4716.0%
Beer $9.98$8.7913.5%

Health Care

ItemBuenaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $130.58$101.0429.2%
Doctor $117.40$107.449.3%
Dentist $118.54$90.4231.1%
Ibuprofen $9.45$9.281.8%
Lipitor $371.46$426.5012.9%

Housing

ItemBuenaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,100.00$175,700.0036.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,028.53$1,133.239.2%
Apartment Rent $978.00$920.006.3%

Transportation

ItemBuenaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.27$1.9914.0%
Tire Balancing $54.44$45.7619.0%

Utilities

ItemBuenaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.32$163.8119.8%
Phone $29.66$28.394.5%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Outlook, WA4731066%
Donald, WA731066%
Parker, WA931066%
Union Gap, WA6,06193-7%
Wapato, WA5,04393-7%
Buena, WA1,60297-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Johnsonville, SC1,60293-7%
Cambridge, NY1,60299-1%
Boyd, TX1,60195-5%
Jonestown borough, PA1,60398-2%
Marshall, AR1,60174-26%
Buena, WA1,60297-3%
Source: The Buena, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.