Ridgefield 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.
IndexRidgefieldWashingtonNational
Cost of living index127112100
IndexRidgefieldWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index122104100
Groceries index116102100
Health care index114116100
Housing index157135100
Transportation index111108100
Utilities index8983100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Ridgefield, WA is displayed above. In Ridgefield, WA, the overall cost of living index is 127, which is 14% higher than the Washington average and 27% 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 Ridgefield, WA, the city's goods and services are 18% higher than the Washington average and 22% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ridgefield is 14% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Ridgefield is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ridgefield is 57% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Ridgefield, WA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Ridgefield, WA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Ridgefield, WA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$94,429$7,869$2,203$2,833
Renters$65,944$5,495$1,539$1,979
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Ridgefield, WA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Ridgefield, WA homeowners, is $94,429. This would allow for a maximum of $2,203 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $65,944 which would result in a maximum of $1,539 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Ridgefield, 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

ItemRidgefieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.20$14.5972.7%
Beauty Salon $46.60$34.6834.4%
Toothpaste $3.42$2.4738.3%
Shampoo $1.72$1.0268.3%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $3.45$4.3921.4%

Groceries

ItemRidgefieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.65$4.483.9%
Fried Chicken $2.69$1.4683.7%
Milk $1.97$2.3616.4%
Potatoes $2.73$3.0610.8%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemRidgefieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.50$99.7824.8%
Doctor $131.85$105.0325.5%
Dentist $101.00$88.7013.9%
Ibuprofen $14.45$9.4153.5%
Lipitor $251.31$298.5015.8%

Housing

ItemRidgefieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $283,200.00$175,700.0061.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $1,354.00$920.0047.2%

Transportation

ItemRidgefieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.099.9%
Tire Balancing $52.33$45.2915.6%

Utilities

ItemRidgefieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.02$170.8011.6%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Deer Island, OR42199-1%
St. Helens, OR13,0171088%
Woodland, WA5,5351099%
Orchards, WA21,25911212%
Vancouver, WA165,55411313%
Ridgefield, WA5,37312727%

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Diboll, TX5,37782-18%
Wappingers Falls, NY5,37711919%
Ridgefield, WA5,37312727%
Source: The Ridgefield, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.