South Prairie 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 PrairieWashingtonNational
Cost of living index110112100
IndexSouth PrairieWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index112104100
Groceries index95102100
Health care index122116100
Housing index116135100
Transportation index107108100
Utilities index10983100

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  • The cost of living in South Prairie is 1% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in South Prairie is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Prairie is 16% 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$70,000$5,833$1,633$2,100
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemSouth PrairieNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.40$14.5921.9%
Beauty Salon $29.60$34.6814.6%
Toothpaste $2.73$2.4710.4%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $12.20$9.8723.6%
Bowling $4.52$4.392.9%

Groceries

ItemSouth PrairieNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.10$4.488.4%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.4613.9%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $1.78$3.0641.9%
Pizza $12.00$9.2429.8%
Beer $8.31$8.633.7%

Health Care

ItemSouth PrairieNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $151.00$99.7851.3%
Doctor $127.67$105.0321.6%
Dentist $109.00$88.7022.9%
Ibuprofen $12.01$9.4127.6%
Lipitor $329.60$298.5010.4%

Housing

ItemSouth PrairieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $203,000.00$175,700.0015.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $946.00$1,081.0312.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemSouth PrairieNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$2.097.1%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemSouth PrairieNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.34$170.8020.8%
Phone $42.37$28.2649.9%
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.
North Puyallup, WA1,74697-3%
Midland, WA8,5261044%
Kapowsin, WA2101044%
Carbonado, WA5301044%
Algona, WA3,0901099%
South Prairie, WA36911010%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mount Carbon, WV36989-11%
Laporte, PA36994-6%
Grand River, OH36997-3%
Westdale, TX36981-19%
Iron Gate, VA36984-16%
South Prairie, WA36911010%
Source: The South Prairie, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.