Waterville 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.
IndexWatervilleWashingtonNational
Cost of living index92112100
IndexWatervilleWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index97104100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index118116100
Housing index85135100
Transportation index104108100
Utilities index7283100

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  • The cost of living in Waterville is 17% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Waterville is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waterville is 15% 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$58,864$4,905$1,373$1,766
Renters$35,919$2,993$838$1,078

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

ItemWatervilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $2.81$2.4713.6%
Shampoo $1.07$1.024.7%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $2.25$4.3948.8%

Groceries

ItemWatervilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $2.22$2.365.8%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $10.58$8.6322.6%

Health Care

ItemWatervilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $137.44$99.7837.7%
Doctor $131.58$105.0325.3%
Dentist $106.50$88.7020.1%
Ibuprofen $9.06$9.413.7%
Lipitor $323.89$298.508.5%

Housing

ItemWatervilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $151,800.00$175,700.0013.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $792.62$1,081.0326.7%
Apartment Rent $764.00$920.0017.0%

Transportation

ItemWatervilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$2.096.5%
Tire Balancing $43.36$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemWatervilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$116.28$170.8031.9%
Phone $21.72$28.2623.1%
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.
Entiat, WA1,22596-4%
Chelan Falls, WA20198-2%
Chelan, WA3,9451088%
Sunnyslope, WA3,32711616%
Waterville, WA1,82292-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Solomons, MD1,82214747%
Baldwin, FL1,82290-10%
Surgoinsville, TN1,82387-13%
Crow Agency, MT1,82184-16%
Reinholds, PA1,8211022%
Waterville, WA1,82292-8%
Source: The Waterville, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.