Lake Morton-Berrydale 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.
IndexLake Morton-BerrydaleWashingtonNational
Cost of living index127112100
IndexLake Morton-BerrydaleWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index112104100
Groceries index95102100
Health care index122116100
Housing index171135100
Transportation index107108100
Utilities index10983100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Washington the cost of living index in Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA is 127, which is 14% higher than the average in Washington and compared to the national average it is 27% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA goods and services come in at 8% higher than the average in Washington and are 12% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lake Morton-Berrydale is 14% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Lake Morton-Berrydale is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lake Morton-Berrydale is 71% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA, the median monthly income is $98,025 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,287 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $51,042, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,191 on monthly rental expenses.

Washington Sales Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA is the Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Washington sales tax rate is 6.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 9.6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemLake Morton-BerrydaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.40$14.5921.9%
Beauty Salon $29.60$34.6814.6%
Toothpaste $2.73$2.4710.4%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $12.20$9.8723.6%
Bowling $4.52$4.392.9%


ItemLake Morton-BerrydaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.10$4.488.4%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.4613.9%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $1.78$3.0641.9%
Pizza $12.00$9.2429.8%
Beer $8.31$8.633.7%

Health Care

ItemLake Morton-BerrydaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $151.00$99.7851.3%
Doctor $127.67$105.0321.6%
Dentist $109.00$88.7022.9%
Ibuprofen $12.01$9.4127.6%
Lipitor $329.60$298.5010.4%


ItemLake Morton-BerrydaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $328,500.00$175,700.0087.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $946.00$1,081.0312.5%
Apartment Rent $1,244.00$920.0035.2%


ItemLake Morton-BerrydaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$2.097.1%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%


ItemLake Morton-BerrydaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.34$170.8020.8%
Phone $42.37$28.2649.9%
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%
Midland, WA8,5261044%
Algona, WA3,0901099%
South Prairie, WA36911010%
Pacific, WA6,84511111%
Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA9,65412727%

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Rodeo, CA9,64813131%
Waihee-Waiehu, HI9,66316565%
Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA9,65412727%
Source: The Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.