Moses Lake North 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.
IndexMoses Lake NorthWashingtonNational
Cost of living index85115100
IndexMoses Lake NorthWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index90106100
Groceries index101107100
Health care index120119100
Housing index62135100
Transportation index111117100
Utilities index7596100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Moses Lake North, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Moses Lake North, WA is 85, which is 26% lower than the Washington average and 15% lower 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 Moses Lake North, WA are 15% lower than the Washington average and 10% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Moses Lake North is 26% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Moses Lake North is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Moses Lake North is 38% lower 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$42,375$3,531$989$1,271
Renters$29,928$2,494$698$898
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Moses Lake North, 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 Moses Lake North, WA homeowners have a median income of $42,375. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $989 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $29,928, which means there is a maximum of $698 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 Moses Lake North, 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

ItemMoses Lake NorthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.57$15.5612.8%
Beauty Salon $34.00$36.115.8%
Toothpaste $1.95$2.4721.3%
Shampoo $1.22$0.9626.1%
Movie $9.50$10.136.2%
Bowling $2.50$4.7447.2%

Groceries

ItemMoses Lake NorthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.22$3.985.9%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.414.7%
Milk $2.05$2.060.7%
Potatoes $2.18$2.9827.0%
Pizza $6.99$9.4726.2%
Beer $10.18$8.7915.8%

Health Care

ItemMoses Lake NorthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $144.95$101.0443.5%
Doctor $147.36$107.4437.2%
Dentist $103.67$90.4214.7%
Ibuprofen $9.85$9.286.1%
Lipitor $446.80$426.504.8%

Housing

ItemMoses Lake NorthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,300.00$175,700.0042.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $723.21$1,133.2336.2%
Apartment Rent $672.00$920.0027.0%

Transportation

ItemMoses Lake NorthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.36$1.9918.2%
Tire Balancing $42.76$45.766.6%

Utilities

ItemMoses Lake NorthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$122.71$163.8125.1%
Phone $21.55$28.3924.1%
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.
Soap Lake, WA1,62983-17%
Lakeview, WA91388-12%
Ephrata, WA7,88891-9%
Moses Lake, WA21,14194-6%
Cascade Valley, WA2,70099-1%
Moses Lake North, WA4,58385-15%

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Source: The Moses Lake North, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.