Wauna 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.
IndexWaunaWashingtonNational
Cost of living index118115100
IndexWaunaWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index111106100
Groceries index101107100
Health care index116119100
Housing index140135100
Transportation index103117100
Utilities index11096100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Wauna, WA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Wauna, WA enjoy a cost of living index of 118. This index is 2% higher than the Washington average, and 18% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Wauna, WA, the average cost of goods and services is 5% higher than it is in Washington, and it is 11% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Wauna is 2% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Wauna is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wauna is 40% 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$76,844$6,404$1,793$2,306
Renters$53,148$4,429$1,240$1,595
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Wauna, WA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Wauna, WA, the median monthly income is $76,844 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,793 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $53,148, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,240 on monthly rental expenses.

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 Wauna, 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

ItemWaunaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.93$15.5610.5%
Beauty Salon $25.62$36.1129.0%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.7%
Shampoo $1.11$0.9615.0%
Movie $12.14$10.1319.9%
Bowling $4.51$4.744.7%

Groceries

ItemWaunaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$3.980.4%
Fried Chicken $1.36$1.413.6%
Milk $1.94$2.066.0%
Potatoes $2.61$2.9812.4%
Pizza $12.00$9.4726.6%
Beer $9.17$8.794.3%

Health Care

ItemWaunaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $146.40$101.0444.9%
Doctor $146.33$107.4436.2%
Dentist $97.50$90.427.8%
Ibuprofen $10.21$9.2810.1%
Lipitor $422.57$426.500.9%

Housing

ItemWaunaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $259,000.00$175,700.0047.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $980.58$1,133.2313.5%
Apartment Rent $1,118.00$920.0021.5%

Transportation

ItemWaunaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.36$1.9918.5%
Tire Balancing $30.97$45.7632.3%

Utilities

ItemWaunaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$132.40$163.8119.2%
Phone $42.68$28.3950.3%
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.
Navy Yard City, WA2,59011616%
Belfair, WA3,5081044%
Midland, WA8,5261044%
Bremerton, WA38,66412323%
Grapeview, WA9991077%
Wauna, WA4,39211818%

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Whitehouse, OH4,39197-3%
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Wauna, WA4,39211818%
Source: The Wauna, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.