Omak 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.
IndexOmakWashingtonNational
Cost of living index89115100
IndexOmakWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index90106100
Groceries index101107100
Health care index120119100
Housing index77135100
Transportation index111117100
Utilities index7596100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Omak, WA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Washington and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Omak, WA is 89, which is 23% lower than the Washington average and 11% lower 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 Omak, WA are 15% lower than the average for Washington and 10% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Omak is 23% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Omak is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Omak is 23% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Omak, WA to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Omak, WA, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Omak, WA salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$61,311$5,109$1,430$1,840
Renters$20,553$1,713$480$617
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 Omak, 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. Omak, WA has a median income of about $61,311 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,430 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $20,553. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $480 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 Omak, 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

ItemOmakNational 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

ItemOmakNational 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

ItemOmakNational 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

ItemOmakNational avg.Difference
Home Price $140,300.00$175,700.0020.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $723.21$1,133.2336.2%
Apartment Rent $644.00$920.0030.0%

Transportation

ItemOmakNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.36$1.9918.2%
Tire Balancing $42.76$45.766.6%

Utilities

ItemOmakNational 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.
Disautel, WA1595-5%
Malott, WA49472-28%
Riverside, WA45186-14%
Okanogan, WA2,57987-13%
North Omak, WA75189-11%
Omak, WA4,83589-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pinehurst, TX4,83592-8%
West Pittston, PA4,83496-4%
Running Springs, CA4,83311616%
Rockport, MA4,83215656%
Marseilles, IL4,83287-13%
Omak, WA4,83589-11%
Source: The Omak, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.