Bothell 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.
Cost of living index147116100
Goods & Services index136108100
Groceries index129108100
Health care index128119100
Housing index187135100
Transportation index135116100
Utilities index10789100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Bothell, WA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Washington the cost of living index in Bothell, WA is 147, which is 27% higher than the average in Washington and compared to the national average it is 47% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Bothell, WA goods and services come in at 26% higher than the average in Washington and are 36% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
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Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bothell is 27% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Bothell is 47% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bothell is 87% 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)
      If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Bothell, 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 Bothell, WA, the median monthly income is $112,309 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,620 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $55,543, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,296 on monthly rental expenses.

      Washington Sales Tax

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      Washington Income Tax

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      One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Bothell, WA is the Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Washington sales tax rate is 6.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10.4%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemBothellNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $34.38$17.4996.6%
      Beauty Salon $47.00$38.1723.1%
      Toothpaste $3.37$2.3245.2%
      Shampoo $1.18$1.0116.6%
      Movie $14.42$10.7234.5%
      Bowling $20.67$13.8649.1%


      ItemBothellNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.99$3.9053.6%
      Fried Chicken $2.12$1.4051.9%
      Milk $1.99$1.961.4%
      Potatoes $2.99$3.186.1%
      Pizza $12.10$10.3916.4%
      Beer $11.49$9.2324.5%

      Health Care

      ItemBothellNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $159.86$106.3450.3%
      Doctor $136.67$115.2518.6%
      Dentist $147.50$98.3849.9%
      Ibuprofen $10.19$9.2610.0%
      Lipitor $478.09$466.472.5%


      ItemBothellNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $372,700.00$184,700.00101.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,965.45$1,273.32132.9%
      Apartment Rent $1,460.00$949.0053.8%


      ItemBothellNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.57$2.5937.7%
      Tire Balancing $65.70$48.9034.4%


      ItemBothellNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$181.53$167.608.3%
      Phone $191.40$163.4217.1%
      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.
      Everett, WA106,58012828%
      Kingston, WA1,85912929%
      Monroe, WA17,90613131%
      Indianola, WA3,57313232%
      Snohomish, WA9,55113333%
      Bothell, WA43,15314747%

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      Bothell, WA43,15314747%
      Source: The Bothell, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.