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.
An overview of the general cost of living index for Airway Heights, WA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Airway Heights, WA enjoy a cost of living index of 93. This index is 19% lower than the Washington average, and 7% lower 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 Airway Heights, WA, the average cost of goods and services is 8% lower than it is in Washington, and it is 2% lower than the national average.
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The cost of living in Airway Heights is 19% lower than the Washington average.
The cost of living in Airway Heights is 7% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in Airway Heights is 16% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Airway Heights, WA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Airway Heights, WA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Airway Heights, WA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.
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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Airway Heights, 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 Airway Heights, WA homeowners, is $56,150. This would allow for a maximum of $1,310 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $31,250 which would result in a maximum of $729 to be spent on rental costs.
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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Airway Heights, WA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Washington, as well as the rate for income tax in Washington. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Washington is 10.4%, and the sales tax in the state of Washington is 6.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Washington starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.
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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.