Shadow Lake 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.
IndexShadow LakeWashingtonNational
Cost of living index147115100
IndexShadow LakeWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index136106100
Groceries index125107100
Health care index128119100
Housing index184135100
Transportation index139117100
Utilities index12396100

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  • The cost of living in Shadow Lake is 28% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Shadow Lake is 47% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shadow Lake is 84% 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$106,293$8,858$2,480$3,189
Renters$22,398$1,867$523$672

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemShadow LakeNational 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

ItemShadow LakeNational 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

ItemShadow LakeNational 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

ItemShadow LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $350,000.00$175,700.0099.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,927.46$1,133.2370.1%
Apartment Rent $1,357.00$920.0047.5%

Transportation

ItemShadow LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.80$1.9940.3%
Tire Balancing $61.99$45.7635.5%

Utilities

ItemShadow LakeNational 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.
North Puyallup, WA1,74697-3%
Algona, WA3,0901099%
Pacific, WA6,84511111%
SeaTac, WA27,60612828%
Sumner, WA9,54811212%
Shadow Lake, WA2,69514747%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Federalsburg, MD2,69598-2%
Kenvil, NJ2,69412424%
Big Sky, MT2,69412525%
Whitehall, MI2,69482-18%
Laurel Park, NC2,69611010%
Shadow Lake, WA2,69514747%
Source: The Shadow Lake, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.