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Overall 13%
Goods & Services 16%
Housing 12%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; 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.
IndexGranite FallsWashingtonNational
Cost of living113118100
Goods & Services116112100
Groceries123109100
Health care116121100
Housing112135100
Transportation118123100
Utilities8691100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Granite Falls is 4% lower than the Washington average
  • The cost of living in Granite Falls is 13% higher than the national average
  • Granite Falls housing is 12% 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$79,435$6,620$1,853$2,383
      Renters$42,715$3,560$997$1,282

      Washington Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Washington6.5%10.4%

      Washington Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Washington0%0%

      Goods & Services

      ItemGranite FallsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.36$18.629.3%
      Beauty Salon $41.02$39.055.0%
      Toothpaste $3.92$2.3467.6%
      Shampoo $1.42$1.0634.7%
      Movie $11.06$10.683.5%
      Bowling $14.75$14.670.6%

      Groceries

      ItemGranite FallsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.19$4.2223.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.75$1.3926.3%
      Milk $2.31$2.0512.6%
      Potatoes $3.80$3.2915.6%
      Pizza $12.16$10.6214.4%
      Beer $11.03$9.3817.6%

      Health Care

      ItemGranite FallsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $161.49$108.5748.7%
      Doctor $140.17$116.1720.7%
      Dentist $112.69$99.1313.7%
      Ibuprofen $10.12$9.684.5%
      Lipitor $485.95$466.924.1%

      Housing

      ItemGranite FallsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $192,200.00$184,700.004.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,546.61$1,197.4229.2%
      Apartment Rent $1,224.00$949.0029.0%

      Transportation

      ItemGranite FallsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.81$2.2226.5%
      Tire Balancing $48.72$50.072.7%

      Utilities

      ItemGranite FallsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$120.45$167.6728.2%
      Phone $192.71$175.649.7%
      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.
      Silvana, WA8711313%
      Canyon Creek, WA3,15311515%
      Everett, WA106,58012626%
      Arlington, WA18,74911717%
      North Sultan, WA24412828%
      Granite Falls, WA3,45811313%

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      Boonsboro, MD3,4581022%
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      Stanhope, NJ3,45711313%
      Panther Valley, NJ3,45711515%
      Granite Falls, WA3,45811313%
      Source: The Granite Falls, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.