Ahtanum 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.
IndexAhtanumWashingtonNational
Cost of living index98116100
IndexAhtanumWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index102108100
Groceries index99108100
Health care index111119100
Housing index92135100
Transportation index109116100
Utilities index8589100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Ahtanum, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Ahtanum, WA is 98, which is 15% lower than the Washington average and 2% lower 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 Ahtanum, WA are 5% lower than the Washington average and 2% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Ahtanum is 15% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Ahtanum is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ahtanum is 8% 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$54,688$4,557$1,276$1,641
      Renters$37,702$3,142$880$1,131
      If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Ahtanum, 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 Ahtanum, WA, the median monthly income is $54,688 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,276 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $37,702, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $880 on monthly rental expenses.

      Washington Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Washington6.5%10.4%

      Washington Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Washington0%0%
      The Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Ahtanum, WA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Washington sales tax is 6.5% and the maximum surtax is 10.4%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemAhtanumNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.32$17.491.0%
      Beauty Salon $40.75$38.176.8%
      Toothpaste $2.65$2.3214.2%
      Shampoo $1.11$1.019.7%
      Movie $11.50$10.727.2%
      Bowling $16.00$13.8615.4%

      Groceries

      ItemAhtanumNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.89$3.900.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.38$1.401.1%
      Milk $1.76$1.9610.3%
      Potatoes $3.36$3.185.6%
      Pizza $10.81$10.394.0%
      Beer $9.46$9.232.5%

      Health Care

      ItemAhtanumNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $142.67$106.3434.2%
      Doctor $121.75$115.255.6%
      Dentist $114.33$98.3816.2%
      Ibuprofen $9.56$9.263.2%
      Lipitor $490.22$466.475.1%

      Housing

      ItemAhtanumNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $173,700.00$184,700.006.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,133.64$1,273.3211.0%
      Apartment Rent $831.00$949.0012.4%

      Transportation

      ItemAhtanumNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.03$2.5916.7%
      Tire Balancing $48.33$48.901.2%

      Utilities

      ItemAhtanumNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$115.84$167.6030.9%
      Phone $191.85$163.4217.4%
      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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      Source: The Ahtanum, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.