Hobart 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.
IndexHobartWashingtonNational
Cost of living index138112100
IndexHobartWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index114104100
Groceries index120102100
Health care index119116100
Housing index193135100
Transportation index119108100
Utilities index9983100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Hobart, WA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Washington and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Hobart, WA is 138, which is 23% higher than the Washington average and 38% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Hobart, WA are 10% higher than the average for Washington and 14% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hobart is 23% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Hobart is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hobart is 93% 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$89,931$7,494$2,098$2,698
Renters$36,794$3,066$858$1,104
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Hobart, WA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Hobart, WA homeowners, is $89,931. This would allow for a maximum of $2,098 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $36,794 which would result in a maximum of $858 to be spent on rental costs.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
The Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Hobart, WA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Washington sales tax is 6.5% and the maximum surtax is 9.6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemHobartNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $55.00$34.6858.6%
Toothpaste $3.63$2.4746.8%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.33$9.8714.8%
Bowling $7.00$4.3959.4%

Groceries

ItemHobartNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$4.4813.1%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $1.99$2.3615.6%
Potatoes $2.49$3.0618.7%
Pizza $8.91$9.243.6%
Beer $9.39$8.638.8%

Health Care

ItemHobartNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.00$99.7835.3%
Doctor $110.00$105.034.7%
Dentist $125.00$88.7040.9%
Ibuprofen $10.09$9.417.2%
Lipitor $299.00$298.500.2%

Housing

ItemHobartNational avg.Difference
Home Price $411,000.00$175,700.00133.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,863.61$1,081.0372.4%
Apartment Rent $906.00$920.001.5%

Transportation

ItemHobartNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $51.80$45.2914.4%

Utilities

ItemHobartNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.75$170.804.7%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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.
North Puyallup, WA1,74697-3%
Algona, WA3,0901099%
Pacific, WA6,84511111%
SeaTac, WA27,60611616%
Sumner, WA9,54811212%
Hobart, WA6,54813838%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dade City, FL6,54888-12%
Oyster Bay, NY6,54817171%
Shady Side, MD6,55012222%
Greenbrier, TN6,55094-6%
Corry, PA6,54677-23%
Hobart, WA6,54813838%
Source: The Hobart, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.