Suquamish 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.
IndexSuquamishWashingtonNational
Cost of living index115112100
IndexSuquamishWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index114104100
Groceries index120102100
Health care index119116100
Housing index118135100
Transportation index119108100
Utilities index9983100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Suquamish, WA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Suquamish, WA being 115, that puts it 3% higher than the average of Washington and 15% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Suquamish, WA, the price of goods and services are 10% higher than the average of Washington as well as 14% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Suquamish is 3% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Suquamish is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Suquamish is 18% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Suquamish, WA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Suquamish, WA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Suquamish, WA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$62,500$5,208$1,458$1,875
Renters$41,442$3,454$967$1,243
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Suquamish, WA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Suquamish, WA homeowners have a median income of $62,500. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,458 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $41,442, which means there is a maximum of $967 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
For those who live in Suquamish, WA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Washington income tax rate and the Washington sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Washington, the sales tax is 6.5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 9.6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Washington, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemSuquamishNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $55.00$34.6858.6%
Toothpaste $3.63$2.4746.8%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.33$9.8714.8%
Bowling $7.00$4.3959.4%

Groceries

ItemSuquamishNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$4.4813.1%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $1.99$2.3615.6%
Potatoes $2.49$3.0618.7%
Pizza $8.91$9.243.6%
Beer $9.39$8.638.8%

Health Care

ItemSuquamishNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.00$99.7835.3%
Doctor $110.00$105.034.7%
Dentist $125.00$88.7040.9%
Ibuprofen $10.09$9.417.2%
Lipitor $299.00$298.500.2%

Housing

ItemSuquamishNational avg.Difference
Home Price $213,200.00$175,700.0021.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,863.61$1,081.0372.4%
Apartment Rent $1,017.00$920.0010.5%

Transportation

ItemSuquamishNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $51.80$45.2914.4%

Utilities

ItemSuquamishNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.75$170.804.7%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Navy Yard City, WA2,5901044%
Port Gamble Tribal Community, WA8991011%
Bremerton, WA38,66411010%
Parkwood, WA7,31211212%
Quilcene, WA49811313%
Suquamish, WA4,15811515%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Montgomery, NY4,15912424%
Sunnyside, CA4,15911717%
Bluffton, OH4,15793-7%
Canton, NC4,16091-9%
Baxter Springs, KS4,16180-20%
Suquamish, WA4,15811515%
Source: The Suquamish, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.