West Pasco 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.
IndexWest PascoWashingtonNational
Cost of living index109112100
IndexWest PascoWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index85104100
Groceries index91102100
Health care index105116100
Housing index153135100
Transportation index104108100
Utilities index8983100
Displayed above is a general overview of the West Pasco, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in West Pasco, WA is 109, which is 2% lower than the Washington average and 9% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in West Pasco, WA are 18% lower than the Washington average and 15% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in West Pasco is 2% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in West Pasco is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Pasco is 53% 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$84,400$7,033$1,969$2,532
Renters$72,941$6,078$1,702$2,188
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in West Pasco, WA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for West Pasco, WA homeowners, is $84,400. This would allow for a maximum of $1,969 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $72,941 which would result in a maximum of $1,702 to be spent on rental costs.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%9.6%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in West Pasco, WA you will want to make sure you consider both the Washington sales tax and the Washington income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Washington is 6.5%, with the highest surtax being 9.6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Washington have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemWest PascoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.20$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $33.20$34.684.3%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $4.05$4.397.8%

Groceries

ItemWest PascoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.96$4.4811.5%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.02$2.3614.3%
Potatoes $1.96$3.0636.0%
Pizza $6.99$9.2424.4%
Beer $8.40$8.632.7%

Health Care

ItemWest PascoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.20$99.785.4%
Doctor $119.00$105.0313.3%
Dentist $105.60$88.7019.1%
Ibuprofen $9.60$9.412.0%
Lipitor $221.99$298.5025.6%

Housing

ItemWest PascoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $269,400.00$175,700.0053.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,087.39$1,081.030.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemWest PascoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.091.3%
Tire Balancing $50.13$45.2910.7%

Utilities

ItemWest PascoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.02$170.8020.9%
Phone $28.75$28.261.7%
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.
Wallula, WA2190-10%
Benton City, WA3,13084-16%
Burbank, WA3,12589-11%
Finley, WA6,20490-10%
Pasco, WA65,85890-10%
West Pasco, WA2,4371099%

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Waterloo, IN2,43781-19%
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Highspire, PA2,43891-9%
Boutte, LA2,43693-7%
Bayfield, CO2,43511414%
West Pasco, WA2,4371099%
Source: The West Pasco, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.