Marysville 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.
IndexMarysvilleWashingtonNational
Cost of living index113112100
IndexMarysvilleWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index106104100
Groceries index105102100
Health care index124116100
Housing index129135100
Transportation index115108100
Utilities index8983100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Marysville, WA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Washington and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Marysville, WA is 113, which is 1% higher than the Washington average and 13% 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 Marysville, WA are 2% higher than the average for Washington and 6% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Marysville is 1% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Marysville is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marysville is 29% 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$75,514$6,293$1,762$2,266
Renters$42,082$3,507$982$1,263
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Marysville, WA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Marysville, WA has a median income of about $75,514 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,762 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $42,082. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $982 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Marysville, 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

ItemMarysvilleNational 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

ItemMarysvilleNational 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

ItemMarysvilleNational 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

ItemMarysvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $229,400.00$175,700.0030.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,307.24$1,081.0320.9%
Apartment Rent $1,152.00$920.0025.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMarysvilleNational 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%
Northwest Stanwood, WA211077%
Silvana, WA1521088%
Granite Falls, WA3,4161099%
Canyon Creek, WA3,23011515%
Marysville, WA62,47211313%

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Tamarac, FL62,47896-4%
Conway, AR62,45595-5%
Madera, CA62,5591022%
Hamilton, OH62,36686-14%
Castro Valley, CA62,36316161%
Marysville, WA62,47211313%
Source: The Marysville, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.