South Bend 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.
IndexSouth BendWashingtonNational
Cost of living index93115100
IndexSouth BendWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index97106100
Groceries index108107100
Health care index118118100
Housing index61135100
Transportation index130116100
Utilities index10794100

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  • The cost of living in South Bend is 20% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in South Bend is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Bend is 39% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$38,750$3,229$904$1,163
Renters$29,079$2,423$678$872

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%10.4%

Washington Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.94$16.0917.7%
Beauty Salon $36.32$37.332.7%
Toothpaste $2.80$2.4514.4%
Shampoo $1.30$1.0030.3%
Movie $10.46$10.281.7%
Bowling $3.86$4.9321.7%

Groceries

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.800.2%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.401.4%
Milk $2.37$2.0118.0%
Potatoes $2.11$3.0129.9%
Pizza $10.66$9.897.8%
Beer $9.79$8.9010.0%

Health Care

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $127.50$102.1624.8%
Doctor $124.02$108.3614.5%
Dentist $121.56$92.5331.4%
Ibuprofen $10.10$9.288.8%
Lipitor $427.42$425.820.4%

Housing

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Home Price $110,100.00$184,700.0040.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,171.12$1,202.442.6%
Apartment Rent $614.00$949.0035.3%

Transportation

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.81$2.2425.3%
Tire Balancing $65.27$46.2941.0%

Utilities

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$138.42$165.9616.6%
Phone $38.98$28.6835.9%
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.
Cohassett Beach, WA6561066%
Raymond, WA2,82591-9%
Grayland, WA50197-3%
Willapa, WA25198-2%
Tokeland, WA3131011%
South Bend, WA1,63993-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Irwin, SC1,63985-15%
Stuart, VA1,63981-19%
Priest River, ID1,63989-11%
Mowbray Mountain, TN1,63995-5%
Edgeworth, PA1,63913939%
South Bend, WA1,63993-7%
Source: The South Bend, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.