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Overall NAT. AVG.
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Goods & Services NAT. AVG.
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Housing NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
Index College Place Washington National
Cost of living101118100
Goods & Services94111100
Groceries104110100
Health care117120100
Housing105135100
Transportation117123100
Utilities8792100
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Cost Of Living Quick Facts

  • The cost of living in College Place is 14% lower than the Washington average
  • The cost of living in College Place is 1% higher than the national average
  • College Place housing is 5% higher than the national average
  • Washington general sales tax is 27% 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 Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$83,410$6,951$1,946$2,503
      Renters$30,460$2,538$711$914
      The affordability of the housing market in College Place, WA as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among College Place homeowners, the median income is $83,410. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,946 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $30,460. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $711 for their rent related monthly costs.

      Washington Sales Tax

      State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
      Washington 6.5% 10.4%

      Washington Income Tax

      State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
      Washington 0% 0%

      Goods & Services

      Item College Place National avg. Difference
      Haircut $22.67$24.266.6%
      Beauty Salon $39.87$45.5612.5%
      Toothpaste $4.00$3.708.1%
      Shampoo $1.15$1.289.9%
      Movie $9.66$12.1320.4%
      Bowling $11.07$18.0038.5%

      Groceries

      Item College Place National avg. Difference
      Ground Beef $6.27$5.847.4%
      Fried Chicken $2.76$1.5775.5%
      Milk $4.73$4.671.2%
      Potatoes $4.34$4.9312.0%
      Pizza $11.99$12.090.8%
      Beer $10.92$10.414.9%

      Health Care

      Item College Place National avg. Difference
      Optometrist $144.67$125.6815.1%
      Doctor $182.86$135.7834.7%
      Dentist $130.71$113.2915.4%
      Ibuprofen $10.85$10.651.8%
      Lipitor $482.37$468.602.9%

      Housing

      Item College Place National avg. Difference
      Home Price $205,500.00$184,700.0011.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,425.82$2,346.693.4%
      Apartment Rent $870.00$949.008.3%

      Transportation

      Item College Place National avg. Difference
      Gasoline $4.13$3.4619.3%
      Tire Balancing $65.72$59.929.7%

      Utilities

      Item College Place National avg. Difference
      All Electricity $148.41$193.9923.5%
      Phone $198.27$192.253.1%
      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.

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      City Population Cost of Living Index National Avg.
      Milton-Freewater, OR7,044909.8%
      Touchet, WA357990.8%
      Helix, OR2841043.5%
      Walla Walla, WA32,9511054.7%
      Dixie, WA1701076.7%
      College Place, WA9,3111011.2%

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      City Population Cost of Living Index National Avg.
      North College Hill, OH9,3109010.4%
      Leisure World, MD9,31411717.0%
      Eagle Point, OR9,31611413.7%
      Hartland, WI9,31711414.0%
      Flossmoor, IL9,31812019.9%
      College Place, WA9,3111011.2%
      Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; this is the most current data available.