Salmon Creek 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.
IndexSalmon CreekWashingtonNational
Cost of living index118112100
IndexSalmon CreekWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index122104100
Groceries index116102100
Health care index114116100
Housing index126135100
Transportation index111108100
Utilities index8983100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Salmon Creek, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Salmon Creek, WA is 118, which is 6% higher than the Washington average and 18% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Salmon Creek, WA are 18% higher than the Washington average and 22% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Salmon Creek is 6% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Salmon Creek is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Salmon Creek is 26% 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$83,096$6,925$1,939$2,493
Renters$37,476$3,123$874$1,124
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Salmon Creek, 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 Salmon Creek, WA, the median monthly income is $83,096 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,939 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $37,476, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $874 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%
The Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Salmon Creek, WA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Washington sales tax is 6.5% and the maximum surtax is 9.6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemSalmon CreekNational 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

ItemSalmon CreekNational 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

ItemSalmon CreekNational 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

ItemSalmon CreekNational avg.Difference
Home Price $241,400.00$175,700.0037.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $924.00$920.000.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSalmon CreekNational 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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Wood Village, OR3,9461033%
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Yacolt, WA1,8761099%
Woodland, WA5,5351099%
Orchards, WA21,25911212%
Salmon Creek, WA20,98511818%

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Salmon Creek, WA20,98511818%
Source: The Salmon Creek, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.