Lakeland South 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.
IndexLakeland SouthWashingtonNational
Cost of living index120112100
IndexLakeland SouthWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index112104100
Groceries index95102100
Health care index122116100
Housing index147135100
Transportation index107108100
Utilities index10983100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Lakeland South, WA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Washington and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Lakeland South, WA is 120, which is 7% higher than the Washington average and 20% 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 Lakeland South, WA are 8% higher than the average for Washington and 12% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Lakeland South is 7% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Lakeland South is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lakeland South is 47% 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Lakeland South, WA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Lakeland South, WA homeowners have a median income of $87,063. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,031 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $48,750, which means there is a maximum of $1,137 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Washington Sales Tax

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Washington Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Lakeland South, WA, the Washington income tax and the Washington sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Washington maximum surtax is 9.6%, and the Washington sales tax is 6.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Washington.

Goods & Services

ItemLakeland SouthNational 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%


ItemLakeland SouthNational 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

ItemLakeland SouthNational 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%


ItemLakeland SouthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $257,400.00$175,700.0046.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $946.00$1,081.0312.5%
Apartment Rent $1,368.00$920.0048.7%


ItemLakeland SouthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$2.097.1%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%


ItemLakeland SouthNational 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%
Carbonado, WA5301044%
Parkland, WA36,2631055%
Algona, WA3,0901099%
Lakeland South, WA13,04712020%

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Grain Valley, MO13,03795-5%
Marshall, MO13,05984-16%
Lakeland South, WA13,04712020%
Source: The Lakeland South, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.