Mirrormont 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.
Cost of living index152112100
Goods & Services index114104100
Groceries index120102100
Health care index119116100
Housing index240135100
Transportation index119108100
Utilities index9983100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Mirrormont, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Mirrormont, WA is 152, which is 36% higher than the Washington average and 52% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Mirrormont, WA are 10% higher than the Washington average and 14% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mirrormont is 36% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Mirrormont is 52% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mirrormont is 140% 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 Mirrormont, 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 Mirrormont, WA, the median monthly income is $107,016 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,497 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $53,315, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,244 on monthly rental expenses.

Washington Sales Tax

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Washington Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Mirrormont, WA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Washington, as well as the rate for income tax in Washington. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Washington is 9.6%, and the sales tax in the state of Washington is 6.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Washington starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemMirrormontNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $55.00$34.6858.6%
Toothpaste $3.63$2.4746.8%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.33$9.8714.8%
Bowling $7.00$4.3959.4%


ItemMirrormontNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$4.4813.1%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $1.99$2.3615.6%
Potatoes $2.49$3.0618.7%
Pizza $8.91$9.243.6%
Beer $9.39$8.638.8%

Health Care

ItemMirrormontNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.00$99.7835.3%
Doctor $110.00$105.034.7%
Dentist $125.00$88.7040.9%
Ibuprofen $10.09$9.417.2%
Lipitor $299.00$298.500.2%


ItemMirrormontNational avg.Difference
Home Price $493,000.00$175,700.00180.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,863.61$1,081.0372.4%
Apartment Rent $1,336.00$920.0045.2%


ItemMirrormontNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $51.80$45.2914.4%


ItemMirrormontNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.75$170.804.7%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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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Tukwila, WA19,57311919%
Mirrormont, WA4,00115252%

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