Colville 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.
IndexColvilleWashingtonNational
Cost of living index93116100
IndexColvilleWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index98108100
Groceries index99108100
Health care index115119100
Housing index77135100
Transportation index107116100
Utilities index9989100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Colville, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Colville, WA is 93, which is 19% lower than the Washington average and 7% 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 Colville, WA are 9% lower than the Washington average and 2% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Colville is 19% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Colville is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Colville is 23% 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$46,563$3,880$1,086$1,397
      Renters$26,250$2,188$612$788
      How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Colville, WA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Colville, WA homeowners have a median income of $46,563. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,086 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $26,250, which means there is a maximum of $612 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Washington Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Washington6.5%10.4%

      Washington Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Washington0%0%
      One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Colville, 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

      ItemColvilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.50$17.495.8%
      Beauty Salon $32.17$38.1715.7%
      Toothpaste $2.42$2.324.3%
      Shampoo $1.03$1.011.8%
      Movie $13.74$10.7228.1%
      Bowling $16.25$13.8617.2%

      Groceries

      ItemColvilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.47$3.9011.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.41$1.401.0%
      Milk $1.57$1.9620.0%
      Potatoes $2.81$3.1811.7%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.46$9.232.5%

      Health Care

      ItemColvilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $129.67$106.3421.9%
      Doctor $150.75$115.2530.8%
      Dentist $108.00$98.389.8%
      Ibuprofen $10.16$9.269.7%
      Lipitor $485.00$466.474.0%

      Housing

      ItemColvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $151,400.00$184,700.0018.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,421.30$1,273.3211.6%
      Apartment Rent $618.00$949.0034.9%

      Transportation

      ItemColvilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.81$2.598.3%
      Tire Balancing $52.25$48.906.9%

      Utilities

      ItemColvilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$156.86$167.606.4%
      Phone $190.17$163.4216.4%
      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 Colville, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.