Whitman 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.
IndexWhitmanSpokaneWashington
Cost of living index9197115
IndexWhitmanSpokaneWashington
Goods & Services index101101106
Groceries index9595107
Health care index116116119
Housing index6987135
Transportation index113113117
Utilities index909096

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  • The cost of living in Whitman is 21% lower than the Spokane average.
  • The cost of living in Whitman is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Whitman is 31% 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)
Household$32,220$2,685$752$967

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

ItemSpokaneNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.02$15.569.3%
Beauty Salon $35.70$36.111.1%
Toothpaste $2.92$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.4%
Movie $10.59$10.134.6%
Bowling $8.59$4.7481.3%

Groceries

ItemSpokaneNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.982.4%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.415.5%
Milk $2.21$2.067.0%
Potatoes $1.79$2.9839.8%
Pizza $9.05$9.474.4%
Beer $10.10$8.7914.8%

Health Care

ItemSpokaneNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $121.00$101.0419.8%
Doctor $140.50$107.4430.8%
Dentist $99.61$90.4210.2%
Ibuprofen $11.17$9.2820.4%
Lipitor $444.66$426.504.3%

Housing

ItemSpokaneNational avg.Difference
Home Price $157,900.00$175,700.0010.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,082.23$1,133.234.5%
Apartment Rent $747.00$920.0018.8%

Transportation

ItemSpokaneNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.40$1.9920.2%
Tire Balancing $44.37$45.763.0%

Utilities

ItemSpokaneNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.37$163.8116.8%
Phone $28.32$28.390.2%
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.
Four Lakes, WA14394-6%
Airway Heights, WA6,35695-5%
Medical Lake, WA4,95098-2%
Millwood, WA1,76098-2%
Spokane Valley, WA90,82999-1%
Spokane, WA210,14297-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rochester, NY210,46189-11%
Richmond, VA211,063100-0%
Boise, ID211,65596-4%
Birmingham, AL211,70582-18%
San Bernardino, CA213,0441066%
Spokane, WA210,14297-3%
Source: The Whitman, Spokane, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.