Eastmont 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.
IndexEastmontWashingtonNational
Cost of living index119112100
IndexEastmontWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index97104100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index118116100
Housing index175135100
Transportation index104108100
Utilities index7283100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Eastmont, WA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Eastmont, WA being 119, that puts it 7% higher than the average of Washington and 19% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Eastmont, WA, the price of goods and services are 7% lower than the average of Washington as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Eastmont is 7% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Eastmont is 19% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Eastmont is 75% 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$97,397$8,116$2,272$2,922
Renters$71,613$5,968$1,671$2,149
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Eastmont, WA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Eastmont, WA, the median monthly income is $97,397 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,272 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $71,613, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,671 on monthly rental expenses.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Eastmont, WA, the Washington income tax and the Washington sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Washington maximum surtax is 9.6%, and the Washington sales tax is 6.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Washington.

Goods & Services

ItemEastmontNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $2.81$2.4713.6%
Shampoo $1.07$1.024.7%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $2.25$4.3948.8%

Groceries

ItemEastmontNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $2.22$2.365.8%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $10.58$8.6322.6%

Health Care

ItemEastmontNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $137.44$99.7837.7%
Doctor $131.58$105.0325.3%
Dentist $106.50$88.7020.1%
Ibuprofen $9.06$9.413.7%
Lipitor $323.89$298.508.5%

Housing

ItemEastmontNational avg.Difference
Home Price $307,400.00$175,700.0075.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $792.62$1,081.0326.7%
Apartment Rent $1,596.00$920.0073.5%

Transportation

ItemEastmontNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$2.096.5%
Tire Balancing $43.36$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemEastmontNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$116.28$170.8031.9%
Phone $21.72$28.2623.1%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hat Island, WA181066%
Granite Falls, WA3,4161099%
Canyon Creek, WA3,23011515%
Everett, WA104,70811111%
Marysville, WA62,47211313%
Eastmont, WA20,44311919%

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Eastmont, WA20,44311919%
Source: The Eastmont, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.