Longview Heights 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.
IndexLongview HeightsWashingtonNational
Cost of living index112112100
IndexLongview HeightsWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index122104100
Groceries index116102100
Health care index114116100
Housing index107135100
Transportation index111108100
Utilities index8983100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Longview Heights, WA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Longview Heights, WA being 112, that puts it equal to the average of Washington and 12% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Longview Heights, WA, the price of goods and services are 18% higher than the average of Washington as well as 22% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Longview Heights is equal to the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Longview Heights is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Longview Heights is 7% 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$69,844$5,820$1,630$2,096
Renters$31,230$2,603$729$937
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Longview Heights, 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 Longview Heights, WA homeowners have a median income of $69,844. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,630 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $31,230, which means there is a maximum of $729 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Longview Heights, WA you will want to make sure you consider both the Washington sales tax and the Washington income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Washington is 6.5%, with the highest surtax being 9.6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Washington have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemLongview HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.20$14.5972.7%
Beauty Salon $46.60$34.6834.4%
Toothpaste $3.42$2.4738.3%
Shampoo $1.72$1.0268.3%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $3.45$4.3921.4%

Groceries

ItemLongview HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.65$4.483.9%
Fried Chicken $2.69$1.4683.7%
Milk $1.97$2.3616.4%
Potatoes $2.73$3.0610.8%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemLongview HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.50$99.7824.8%
Doctor $131.85$105.0325.5%
Dentist $101.00$88.7013.9%
Ibuprofen $14.45$9.4153.5%
Lipitor $251.31$298.5015.8%

Housing

ItemLongview HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $211,900.00$175,700.0020.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $704.00$920.0023.5%

Transportation

ItemLongview HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.099.9%
Tire Balancing $52.33$45.2915.6%

Utilities

ItemLongview HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.02$170.8011.6%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.

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Ryderwood, WA19284-16%
Kelso, WA11,8371011%
Castle Rock, WA2,03093-7%
Rainier, OR1,9081077%
Longview, WA36,5891077%
Longview Heights, WA3,58811212%

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Longview Heights, WA3,58811212%
Source: The Longview Heights, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.