Port Orchard 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.
IndexPort OrchardWashingtonNational
Cost of living index120112100
IndexPort OrchardWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index114104100
Groceries index120102100
Health care index119116100
Housing index133135100
Transportation index119108100
Utilities index9983100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Port Orchard, WA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Washington and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Port Orchard, WA is 120, which is 7% higher than the Washington average and 20% higher 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 Port Orchard, WA are 10% higher than the average for Washington and 14% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Port Orchard is 7% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Port Orchard is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Port Orchard is 33% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Port Orchard, WA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Port Orchard, WA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Port Orchard, WA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$81,181$6,765$1,894$2,436
Renters$34,843$2,904$813$1,045
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 Port Orchard, 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. Port Orchard, WA has a median income of about $81,181 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,894 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $34,843. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $813 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Port Orchard, 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

ItemPort OrchardNational 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%

Groceries

ItemPort OrchardNational 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

ItemPort OrchardNational 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%

Housing

ItemPort OrchardNational avg.Difference
Home Price $246,100.00$175,700.0040.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,863.61$1,081.0372.4%
Apartment Rent $1,080.00$920.0017.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPort OrchardNational 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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Navy Yard City, WA2,5901044%
Belfair, WA3,5081044%
Bremerton, WA38,66411010%
Grapeview, WA9991077%
Brinnon, WA76711111%
Port Orchard, WA12,71512020%

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Port Orchard, WA12,71512020%
Source: The Port Orchard, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.