Connell 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.
IndexConnellWashingtonNational
Cost of living index89115100
IndexConnellWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index91106100
Groceries index95107100
Health care index109119100
Housing index72135100
Transportation index114117100
Utilities index9496100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Connell, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Connell, WA is 89, which is 23% lower than the Washington average and 11% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Connell, WA are 14% lower than the Washington average and 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Connell is 23% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Connell is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Connell is 28% 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$73,388$6,116$1,712$2,202
Renters$28,281$2,357$660$849
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Connell, 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 Connell, WA homeowners, is $73,388. This would allow for a maximum of $1,712 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $28,281 which would result in a maximum of $660 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%
The Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Connell, WA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Washington sales tax is 6.5% and the maximum surtax is 9.6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemConnellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.13$15.5622.0%
Beauty Salon $35.00$36.113.1%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.8%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $10.80$10.136.7%
Bowling $4.05$4.7414.5%

Groceries

ItemConnellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.40$3.9814.7%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.416.9%
Milk $2.08$2.060.6%
Potatoes $1.64$2.9845.0%
Pizza $10.00$9.475.6%
Beer $8.48$8.793.6%

Health Care

ItemConnellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.60$101.045.5%
Doctor $111.87$107.444.1%
Dentist $108.87$90.4220.4%
Ibuprofen $9.60$9.283.5%
Lipitor $408.31$426.504.3%

Housing

ItemConnellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $125,500.00$175,700.0028.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,164.25$1,133.232.7%
Apartment Rent $662.00$920.0028.0%

Transportation

ItemConnellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$1.9912.4%
Tire Balancing $54.13$45.7618.3%

Utilities

ItemConnellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.38$163.8116.1%
Phone $31.08$28.399.5%
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.
Hatton, WA9374-26%
Mesa, WA39885-15%
Kahlotus, WA14385-15%
Basin City, WA1,52685-15%
Connell, WA5,13089-11%

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Niskayuna, NY5,12911212%
Slinger, WI5,1311022%
Hockinson, WA5,12912727%
Richland Center, WI5,12890-10%
Islip Terrace, NY5,13214343%
Connell, WA5,13089-11%
Source: The Connell, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.