Fords Prairie 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.
IndexFords PrairieWashingtonNational
Cost of living index97112100
IndexFords PrairieWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index101104100
Groceries index106102100
Health care index118116100
Housing index90135100
Transportation index110108100
Utilities index7483100

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  • The cost of living in Fords Prairie is 13% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Fords Prairie is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fords Prairie is 10% 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$52,575$4,381$1,227$1,577
Renters$37,813$3,151$882$1,135

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

ItemFords PrairieNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.79$14.5915.1%
Beauty Salon $40.29$34.6816.2%
Toothpaste $2.49$2.470.7%
Shampoo $1.18$1.0215.5%
Movie $9.92$9.870.5%
Bowling $3.67$4.3916.4%

Groceries

ItemFords PrairieNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.51$4.4821.6%
Fried Chicken $1.81$1.4623.6%
Milk $2.59$2.369.9%
Potatoes $2.49$3.0618.7%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $9.05$8.634.8%

Health Care

ItemFords PrairieNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $142.50$99.7842.8%
Doctor $114.65$105.039.2%
Dentist $120.08$88.7035.4%
Ibuprofen $10.07$9.417.0%
Lipitor $299.73$298.500.4%

Housing

ItemFords PrairieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $151,300.00$175,700.0013.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,072.15$1,081.030.8%
Apartment Rent $897.00$920.002.5%

Transportation

ItemFords PrairieNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.34$2.0911.8%
Tire Balancing $47.13$45.294.1%

Utilities

ItemFords PrairieNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.63$170.8024.1%
Phone $20.01$28.2629.2%
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.
Porter, WA21090-10%
Pe Ell, WA60591-9%
Bucoda, WA52293-7%
Tenino, WA1,88795-5%
Oakville, WA70696-4%
Fords Prairie, WA1,68097-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
South Taft, CA1,68093-7%
Belle Plaine, KS1,68084-16%
Eastport, NY1,67915555%
Honey Brook, PA1,6811077%
Newfield, NJ1,68111515%
Fords Prairie, WA1,68097-3%
Source: The Fords Prairie, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.