Cavalero 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.
IndexCavaleroWashingtonNational
Cost of living index130116100
IndexCavaleroWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index123108100
Groceries index121108100
Health care index117119100
Housing index169135100
Transportation index103116100
Utilities index8589100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Cavalero, WA is displayed above. In Cavalero, WA, the overall cost of living index is 130, which is 13% higher than the Washington average and 30% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Cavalero, WA, the city's goods and services are 14% higher than the Washington average and 23% higher than the U.S. average.
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  • The cost of living in Cavalero is 13% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Cavalero is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cavalero is 69% 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$103,033$8,586$2,404$3,091
      Renters$89,063$7,422$2,078$2,672
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Cavalero, 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 Cavalero, WA homeowners, is $103,033. This would allow for a maximum of $2,404 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $89,063 which would result in a maximum of $2,078 to be spent on rental costs.

      Washington Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Washington6.5%10.4%

      Washington Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Washington0%0%
      When you are determining the total cost of living in Cavalero, 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 10.4%. 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

      ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.00$17.498.6%
      Beauty Salon $42.00$38.1710.0%
      Toothpaste $3.74$2.3261.1%
      Shampoo $1.55$1.0153.2%
      Movie $11.51$10.727.3%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.07$3.904.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4024.7%
      Milk $1.94$1.961.1%
      Potatoes $3.12$3.182.0%
      Pizza $13.59$10.3930.7%
      Beer $10.37$9.2312.4%

      Health Care

      ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $173.16$106.3462.8%
      Doctor $137.00$115.2518.9%
      Dentist $115.00$98.3816.9%
      Ibuprofen $10.32$9.2611.4%
      Lipitor $485.95$466.474.2%

      Housing

      ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $292,500.00$184,700.0058.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,723.16$1,273.3235.3%
      Apartment Rent $1,833.00$949.0093.2%

      Transportation

      ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.09$2.5919.2%
      Tire Balancing $39.16$48.9019.9%

      Utilities

      ItemCavaleroNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$114.87$167.6031.5%
      Phone $189.87$163.4216.2%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Northwest Stanwood, WA11911414%
      Silvana, WA8711414%
      Conway, WA1111414%
      Hat Island, WA4413030%
      Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA3,5661077%
      Cavalero, WA5,11913030%

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      Sawmills, NC5,11988-12%
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      West Elmira, NY5,11791-9%
      Los Chaves, NM5,11791-9%
      Cavalero, WA5,11913030%
      Source: The Cavalero, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.