Custer 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 index109116100
Goods & Services index113108100
Groceries index111108100
Health care index113119100
Housing indexn/a135100
Transportation index119116100
Utilities index8589100
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  • The cost of living in Custer is 5% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Custer is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Custer is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemCusterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.50$17.4922.9%
Beauty Salon $41.50$38.178.7%
Toothpaste $3.48$2.3249.9%
Shampoo $1.29$1.0127.5%
Movie $12.30$10.7214.7%
Bowling $16.67$13.8620.3%


ItemCusterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.19$3.907.4%
Fried Chicken $1.82$1.4030.4%
Milk $1.99$1.961.4%
Potatoes $3.54$3.1811.2%
Pizza $12.29$10.3918.2%
Beer $10.38$9.2312.5%

Health Care

ItemCusterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $155.00$106.3445.8%
Doctor $125.00$115.258.5%
Dentist $111.50$98.3813.3%
Ibuprofen $10.46$9.2612.9%
Lipitor $506.00$466.478.5%


ItemCusterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,806.59$1,273.3241.9%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%


ItemCusterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.40$2.5931.2%
Tire Balancing $50.33$48.902.9%


ItemCusterNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Nooksack, WA1,76311010%
Everson, WA2,55511010%
Birch Bay, WA8,10711313%
Ferndale, WA12,66611414%
Lynden, WA13,20411818%
Custer, WA4481099%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Siloam, GA44880-20%
McCool Junction, NE44884-16%
Lake View, AR44872-28%
Roma Creek, TX44870-30%
Alta, CA44812323%
Custer, WA4481099%
Source: The Custer, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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