Cavalero 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.
IndexCavaleroWashingtonNational
Cost of living index129115100
IndexCavaleroWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index116106100
Groceries index116107100
Health care index120119100
Housing index169135100
Transportation index115117100
Utilities index9196100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Cavalero, WA is displayed above. In Cavalero, WA, the overall cost of living index is 129, which is 12% higher than the Washington average and 29% 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 Cavalero, WA, the city's goods and services are 9% higher than the Washington average and 16% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Cavalero is 12% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Cavalero is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cavalero is 69% 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$103,143$8,595$2,407$3,095
Renters$83,625$6,969$1,951$2,509
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Cavalero, 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 Cavalero, WA homeowners, is $103,143. This would allow for a maximum of $2,407 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $83,625 which would result in a maximum of $1,951 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Cavalero, 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

ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.97$15.5628.3%
Beauty Salon $37.11$36.112.8%
Toothpaste $3.38$2.4736.8%
Shampoo $1.36$0.9640.6%
Movie $10.59$10.134.6%
Bowling $8.67$4.7483.0%

Groceries

ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.48$3.9812.5%
Fried Chicken $2.12$1.4150.7%
Milk $2.28$2.0610.6%
Potatoes $1.98$2.9833.7%
Pizza $12.19$9.4728.7%
Beer $9.49$8.798.0%

Health Care

ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $157.05$101.0455.4%
Doctor $132.11$107.4423.0%
Dentist $110.39$90.4222.1%
Ibuprofen $10.78$9.2816.1%
Lipitor $426.92$426.500.1%

Housing

ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
Home Price $281,100.00$175,700.0060.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,313.13$1,133.2315.9%
Apartment Rent $1,750.00$920.0090.2%

Transportation

ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.40$1.9920.3%
Tire Balancing $46.48$45.761.6%

Utilities

ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.32$163.817.6%
Phone $25.32$28.3910.8%
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.
Northwest Stanwood, WA2111212%
Conway, WA1211212%
Hat Island, WA181077%
Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA3,5121033%
Whidbey Island Station, WA1,88211111%
Cavalero, WA5,25112929%

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Glenwood, IA5,25387-13%
Fairwood, MD5,24914747%
Whitmore Village, HI5,25417070%
Wildwood, NJ5,2551099%
Big Flats, NY5,24796-4%
Cavalero, WA5,25112929%
Source: The Cavalero, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.