Country Homes 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.
IndexCountry HomesWashingtonNational
Cost of living index97112100
IndexCountry HomesWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index95104100
Groceries index92102100
Health care index114116100
Housing index106135100
Transportation index93108100
Utilities index8183100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Country Homes, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Country Homes, WA is 97, which is 13% lower than the Washington average and 3% 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 Country Homes, WA are 8% lower than the Washington average and 5% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Country Homes is 13% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Country Homes is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Country Homes is 6% 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$62,055$5,171$1,448$1,862
Renters$27,006$2,251$630$810
The affordability of the housing market in Country Homes, 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 Country Homes, WA homeowners, the median income is $62,055. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,448 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $27,006. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $630 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 Country Homes, 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

ItemCountry HomesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.60$14.590.0%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.7%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $4.64$4.395.7%

Groceries

ItemCountry HomesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.08$4.488.9%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.464.4%
Milk $2.02$2.3614.3%
Potatoes $1.62$3.0647.1%
Pizza $9.37$9.241.4%
Beer $9.44$8.639.3%

Health Care

ItemCountry HomesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.74$99.7823.0%
Doctor $136.86$105.0330.3%
Dentist $96.20$88.708.5%
Ibuprofen $10.00$9.416.2%
Lipitor $311.32$298.504.3%

Housing

ItemCountry HomesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $207,700.00$175,700.0018.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $971.74$1,081.0310.1%
Apartment Rent $709.00$920.0022.9%

Transportation

ItemCountry HomesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.73$2.0917.1%
Tire Balancing $55.33$45.2922.2%

Utilities

ItemCountry HomesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.93$170.8016.9%
Phone $22.01$28.2622.1%
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.
Four Lakes, WA14389-11%
Airway Heights, WA6,35690-10%
Deer Park, WA3,73991-9%
Spokane, WA210,14292-8%
Medical Lake, WA4,95092-8%
Country Homes, WA5,56697-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Junction City, OR5,5661077%
Pevely, MO5,56690-10%
Douglass Hills, KY5,5661044%
Zeeland, MI5,56689-11%
South Apopka, FL5,56590-10%
Country Homes, WA5,56697-3%
Source: The Country Homes, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.