Normandy Park 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.
IndexNormandy ParkWashingtonNational
Cost of living index157115100
IndexNormandy ParkWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index136106100
Groceries index125107100
Health care index128119100
Housing index216135100
Transportation index139117100
Utilities index12396100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Normandy Park, WA is displayed above. In Normandy Park, WA, the overall cost of living index is 157, which is 36% higher than the Washington average and 57% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Normandy Park, WA, the city's goods and services are 28% higher than the Washington average and 36% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Normandy Park is 36% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Normandy Park is 57% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Normandy Park is 116% 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$110,917$9,243$2,588$3,328
Renters$45,810$3,818$1,069$1,374
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Normandy Park, 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 Normandy Park, WA, the median monthly income is $110,917 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,588 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $45,810, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,069 on monthly rental expenses.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Normandy Park, WA, the Washington income tax and the Washington sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Washington maximum surtax is 9.6%, and the Washington sales tax is 6.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Washington.

Goods & Services

ItemNormandy ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $30.89$15.5698.5%
Beauty Salon $41.78$36.1115.7%
Toothpaste $3.08$2.4724.7%
Shampoo $1.25$0.9629.5%
Movie $12.92$10.1327.5%
Bowling $5.53$4.7416.7%

Groceries

ItemNormandy ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.18$3.9829.9%
Fried Chicken $2.03$1.4144.3%
Milk $2.16$2.064.5%
Potatoes $2.22$2.9825.4%
Pizza $11.04$9.4716.5%
Beer $10.27$8.7916.8%

Health Care

ItemNormandy ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $144.61$101.0443.1%
Doctor $120.50$107.4412.2%
Dentist $136.74$90.4251.2%
Ibuprofen $10.57$9.2813.9%
Lipitor $444.02$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemNormandy ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $462,700.00$175,700.00163.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,927.46$1,133.2370.1%
Apartment Rent $966.00$920.005.0%

Transportation

ItemNormandy ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.80$1.9940.3%
Tire Balancing $61.99$45.7635.5%

Utilities

ItemNormandy ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.83$163.8115.3%
Phone $38.33$28.3935.0%
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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Normandy Park, WA6,49115757%

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