North Bend 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.
IndexNorth BendWashingtonNational
Cost of living index151115100
IndexNorth BendWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index136106100
Groceries index125107100
Health care index128119100
Housing index195135100
Transportation index139117100
Utilities index12396100
A general overview of the cost of living index for North Bend, WA is displayed above. In North Bend, WA, the overall cost of living index is 151, which is 31% higher than the Washington average and 51% 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 North Bend, 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 North Bend is 31% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in North Bend is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Bend is 95% 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$100,508$8,376$2,345$3,016
Renters$41,172$3,431$961$1,235
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in North Bend, 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 North Bend, WA, the median monthly income is $100,508 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,345 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $41,172, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $961 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in North Bend, 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

ItemNorth BendNational 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

ItemNorth BendNational 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

ItemNorth BendNational 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

ItemNorth BendNational avg.Difference
Home Price $390,500.00$175,700.00122.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,927.46$1,133.2370.1%
Apartment Rent $1,217.00$920.0032.3%

Transportation

ItemNorth BendNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.80$1.9940.3%
Tire Balancing $61.99$45.7635.5%

Utilities

ItemNorth BendNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Black Diamond, WA4,25712020%
Carnation, WA1,83013939%
Riverbend, WA2,17214242%
Maple Valley, WA24,04012525%
East Renton Highlands, WA11,67414545%
North Bend, WA6,12715151%

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Orange City, IA6,13093-7%
Kennett Square, PA6,12311212%
Nolensville, TN6,13112121%
East Pasadena, CA6,12317070%
Willows, CA6,1181055%
North Bend, WA6,12715151%
Source: The North Bend, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.