Castle Rock 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.
IndexCastle RockWashingtonNational
Cost of living index101115100
IndexCastle RockWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index120106100
Groceries index117107100
Health care index110119100
Housing index77135100
Transportation index108117100
Utilities index7896100

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  • The cost of living in Castle Rock is 13% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Castle Rock is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Castle Rock 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$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350
Renters$23,571$1,964$550$707

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

ItemCastle RockNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.26$15.5662.3%
Beauty Salon $54.47$36.1150.9%
Toothpaste $3.91$2.4758.1%
Shampoo $1.08$0.9611.6%
Movie $10.56$10.134.3%
Bowling $4.31$4.749.1%

Groceries

ItemCastle RockNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.36$3.9834.4%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4118.2%
Milk $2.18$2.065.5%
Potatoes $2.10$2.9829.7%
Pizza $10.33$9.479.0%
Beer $9.67$8.7910.0%

Health Care

ItemCastle RockNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.67$101.0421.4%
Doctor $121.58$107.4413.2%
Dentist $102.13$90.4213.0%
Ibuprofen $10.28$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $403.09$426.505.5%

Housing

ItemCastle RockNational avg.Difference
Home Price $132,900.00$175,700.0024.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,625.94$1,133.2343.5%
Apartment Rent $731.00$920.0020.5%

Transportation

ItemCastle RockNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.58$1.9929.6%
Tire Balancing $26.80$45.7641.4%

Utilities

ItemCastle RockNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.06$163.8111.4%
Phone $18.23$28.3935.8%
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.
Ryderwood, WA19287-13%
Kelso, WA11,83799-1%
Vader, WA64596-4%
Toledo, WA66899-1%
Rainier, OR1,9081044%
Castle Rock, WA2,0301011%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Braddock, PA2,03075-25%
Carbon Hill, AL2,03075-25%
Springfield, MN2,03085-15%
Lavallette, NJ2,02917878%
Swartzville, PA2,03299-1%
Castle Rock, WA2,0301011%
Source: The Castle Rock, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.