Sumas 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.
IndexSumasWashingtonNational
Cost of living index108112100
IndexSumasWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index113104100
Groceries index111102100
Health care index114116100
Housing index111135100
Transportation index118108100
Utilities index6883100

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  • The cost of living in Sumas is 3% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Sumas is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sumas is 11% 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$72,750$6,063$1,697$2,183
Renters$35,625$2,969$831$1,069

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

ItemSumasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.66$14.597.3%
Beauty Salon $27.50$34.6820.7%
Toothpaste $3.11$2.4725.7%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $11.50$9.8716.5%
Bowling $4.15$4.395.5%

Groceries

ItemSumasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $1.92$2.3618.5%
Potatoes $1.91$3.0637.6%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $9.05$8.634.8%

Health Care

ItemSumasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $159.00$99.7859.4%
Doctor $121.00$105.0315.2%
Dentist $107.00$88.7020.6%
Ibuprofen $9.76$9.413.7%
Lipitor $281.22$298.505.8%

Housing

ItemSumasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $212,900.00$175,700.0021.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,507.36$1,081.0339.4%
Apartment Rent $812.00$920.0011.7%

Transportation

ItemSumasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.42$2.0915.7%
Tire Balancing $56.49$45.2924.7%

Utilities

ItemSumasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$117.36$170.8031.3%
Phone $18.89$28.2633.1%
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.
Peaceful Valley, WA3,8931000%
Everson, WA2,5281077%
Nooksack, WA1,5651088%
Kendall, WA19711111%
Ferndale, WA12,04011212%
Sumas, WA1,2561088%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Crump, TN1,25686-14%
Weissport East, PA1,25698-2%
Belle, WV1,25687-13%
Libertytown, MD1,2561088%
Tubac, AZ1,25611818%
Sumas, WA1,2561088%
Source: The Sumas, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.