Everett 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.
Cost of living index112115100
Goods & Services index106106100
Groceries index113107100
Health care index125119100
Housing index123135100
Transportation index115117100
Utilities index8996100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Everett, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Everett, WA is 112, which is 3% lower than the Washington average and 12% higher 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 Everett, WA are equal to the Washington average and 6% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Everett is 3% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Everett is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Everett is 23% 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)
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Everett, WA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Everett, WA have a median income of $73,945. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,725 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $35,629, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $831.

Washington Sales Tax

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Washington Income Tax

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For those who live in Everett, WA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Washington income tax rate and the Washington sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Washington, the sales tax is 6.5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 9.6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Washington, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemEverettNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.75$15.567.6%
Beauty Salon $39.71$36.1110.0%
Toothpaste $2.60$2.475.3%
Shampoo $1.09$0.9612.6%
Movie $11.93$10.1317.8%
Bowling $4.30$4.749.2%


ItemEverettNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$3.985.6%
Fried Chicken $2.43$1.4172.8%
Milk $1.95$2.065.5%
Potatoes $3.53$2.9818.3%
Pizza $10.21$9.477.8%
Beer $9.14$8.794.0%

Health Care

ItemEverettNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $139.95$101.0438.5%
Doctor $148.81$107.4438.5%
Dentist $115.96$90.4228.3%
Ibuprofen $10.70$9.2815.3%
Lipitor $427.75$426.500.3%


ItemEverettNational avg.Difference
Home Price $230,800.00$175,700.0031.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,505.16$1,133.2332.8%
Apartment Rent $965.00$920.004.9%


ItemEverettNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.33$1.9916.9%
Tire Balancing $50.47$45.7610.3%


ItemEverettNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.21$163.8115.0%
Phone $26.68$28.396.0%
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.
Hat Island, WA181077%
Granite Falls, WA3,41611010%
Canyon Creek, WA3,23011010%
Marysville, WA62,47211414%
North Marysville, WA11511515%
Everett, WA104,70811212%

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Green Bay, WI104,57489-11%
Burbank, CA104,48416060%
Temecula, CA104,95513030%
Palm Bay, FL104,34294-6%
Everett, WA104,70811212%
Source: The Everett, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.