Dayton 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.
IndexDaytonWashingtonNational
Cost of living index91115100
IndexDaytonWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index91106100
Groceries index95107100
Health care index109119100
Housing index78135100
Transportation index114117100
Utilities index9496100

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  • The cost of living in Dayton is 21% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Dayton is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dayton is 22% 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$47,039$3,920$1,098$1,411
Renters$18,932$1,578$442$568

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

ItemDaytonNational 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

ItemDaytonNational 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

ItemDaytonNational 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

ItemDaytonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $136,700.00$175,700.0022.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,164.25$1,133.232.7%
Apartment Rent $728.00$920.0020.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDaytonNational 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.
Starbuck, WA8786-14%
Dixie, WA25292-8%
Waitsburg, WA1,06593-7%
Dayton, WA2,90591-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oostburg, WI2,90597-3%
Nicholson, MS2,90485-15%
Susquehanna Trails, PA2,90698-2%
Plainsboro Center, NJ2,90413434%
Indian Hills, KY2,90414141%
Dayton, WA2,90591-9%
Source: The Dayton, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.