Machias 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.
IndexMachiasWashingtonNational
Cost of living index119112100
IndexMachiasWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index106104100
Groceries index105102100
Health care index124116100
Housing index149135100
Transportation index115108100
Utilities index8983100

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  • The cost of living in Machias is 6% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Machias is 19% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Machias is 49% 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$89,808$7,484$2,095$2,695
Renters$47,917$3,993$1,118$1,438

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

ItemMachiasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.29$14.5918.5%
Beauty Salon $45.25$34.6830.5%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.1%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0214.5%
Movie $11.47$9.8716.2%
Bowling $3.62$4.3917.6%

Groceries

ItemMachiasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.63$4.483.4%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $1.94$2.3617.7%
Potatoes $2.49$3.0618.7%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $9.05$8.634.8%

Health Care

ItemMachiasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $148.13$99.7848.5%
Doctor $148.90$105.0341.8%
Dentist $111.60$88.7025.8%
Ibuprofen $10.39$9.4110.4%
Lipitor $301.93$298.501.1%

Housing

ItemMachiasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $267,700.00$175,700.0052.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,307.24$1,081.0320.9%
Apartment Rent $1,292.00$920.0040.4%

Transportation

ItemMachiasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.43$2.0916.3%
Tire Balancing $50.00$45.2910.4%

Utilities

ItemMachiasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.79$170.8024.0%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Hat Island, WA181066%
Verlot, WA9399-1%
Startup, WA7381044%
Silvana, WA1521088%
Granite Falls, WA3,4161099%
Machias, WA1,13511919%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Coldstream, KY1,135100-0%
Portville, NY1,13581-19%
Mamers, NC1,13589-11%
Meeker, OK1,13584-16%
Haven, KS1,13583-17%
Machias, WA1,13511919%
Source: The Machias, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.