Electric City 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.
IndexElectric CityWashingtonNational
Cost of living index96112100
IndexElectric CityWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index97104100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index118116100
Housing index96135100
Transportation index104108100
Utilities index7283100

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  • The cost of living in Electric City is 14% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Electric City is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Electric City is 4% 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$55,313$4,609$1,291$1,660
Renters$47,917$3,993$1,118$1,438

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

ItemElectric CityNational 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

ItemElectric CityNational 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

ItemElectric CityNational 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

ItemElectric CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $173,300.00$175,700.001.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $792.62$1,081.0326.7%
Apartment Rent $839.00$920.008.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemElectric CityNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Almira, WA25482-18%
Grand Coulee, WA99987-13%
Coulee Dam, WA1,27789-11%
Elmer City, WA31790-10%
Electric City, WA1,08496-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Aurelia, IA1,08476-24%
Gardendale, TX1,08482-18%
Truman, MN1,08484-16%
Rawls Springs, MS1,08479-21%
Lawtey, FL1,08486-14%
Electric City, WA1,08496-4%
Source: The Electric City, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.