White Salmon 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.
IndexWhite SalmonWashingtonNational
Cost of living index124112100
IndexWhite SalmonWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index122104100
Groceries index116102100
Health care index114116100
Housing index147135100
Transportation index111108100
Utilities index8983100

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  • The cost of living in White Salmon is 11% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in White Salmon is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in White Salmon is 47% 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$52,500$4,375$1,225$1,575
Renters$32,176$2,681$751$965

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

ItemWhite SalmonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.20$14.5972.7%
Beauty Salon $46.60$34.6834.4%
Toothpaste $3.42$2.4738.3%
Shampoo $1.72$1.0268.3%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $3.45$4.3921.4%

Groceries

ItemWhite SalmonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.65$4.483.9%
Fried Chicken $2.69$1.4683.7%
Milk $1.97$2.3616.4%
Potatoes $2.73$3.0610.8%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemWhite SalmonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.50$99.7824.8%
Doctor $131.85$105.0325.5%
Dentist $101.00$88.7013.9%
Ibuprofen $14.45$9.4153.5%
Lipitor $251.31$298.5015.8%

Housing

ItemWhite SalmonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $292,600.00$175,700.0066.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,517.59$1,081.0340.4%
Apartment Rent $923.00$920.000.3%

Transportation

ItemWhite SalmonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.099.9%
Tire Balancing $52.33$45.2915.6%

Utilities

ItemWhite SalmonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.02$170.8011.6%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Parkdale, OR28611414%
Mosier, OR45696-4%
Chenoweth, OR1,6011022%
Lyle, WA3441055%
Bingen, WA8881088%
White Salmon, WA2,22112424%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Greenfield, TN2,22286-14%
Rector, AR2,22276-24%
Inwood, WV2,2221022%
Caledonia, NY2,21999-1%
Stratford, TX2,22380-20%
White Salmon, WA2,22112424%
Source: The White Salmon, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.