Index 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.
IndexIndexWashingtonNational
Cost of living index105115100
IndexIndexWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index106106100
Groceries index113107100
Health care index125119100
Housing index99135100
Transportation index115117100
Utilities index8996100

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  • The cost of living in Index is 9% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Index is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Index is 1% 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$59,000$4,917$1,377$1,770
Renters$40,972$3,414$956$1,229

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

ItemIndexNational 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%

Groceries

ItemIndexNational 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

ItemIndexNational 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%

Housing

ItemIndexNational avg.Difference
Home Price $185,000.00$175,700.005.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,505.16$1,133.2332.8%
Apartment Rent $785.00$920.0014.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemIndexNational 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.
Baring, WA1591011%
Startup, WA7381055%
Gold Bar, WA2,3001055%
May Creek, WA7731066%
Sultan, WA4,71511010%
Index, WA2171055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stockton, IA21785-15%
Hewitt, MN21784-16%
Woodbury, PA21788-12%
New Providence, IA21778-22%
Lewisville, OH21782-18%
Index, WA2171055%
Source: The Index, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.