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Overall 10%
Goods & Services 5%
Housing 0%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexHerron IslandWashingtonNational
Cost of living110116100
Goods & Services105108100
Groceries114108100
Health care121119100
Housingn/a135100
Transportation136116100
Utilities8989100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Herron Island is 5% lower than the Washington average
  • The cost of living in Herron Island is 10% higher than the national average
  • Herron Island housing is 1% 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$55,577$4,631$1,297$1,667
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemHerron IslandNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $22.00$17.4925.8%
      Beauty Salon $39.33$38.173.0%
      Toothpaste $2.66$2.3214.6%
      Shampoo $1.22$1.0120.6%
      Movie $11.02$10.722.8%
      Bowling $14.00$13.861.0%

      Groceries

      ItemHerron IslandNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.19$3.9033.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4023.2%
      Milk $2.42$1.9623.3%
      Potatoes $2.55$3.1819.9%
      Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
      Beer $9.79$9.236.1%

      Health Care

      ItemHerron IslandNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $181.60$106.3470.8%
      Doctor $133.75$115.2516.1%
      Dentist $129.70$98.3831.8%
      Ibuprofen $9.71$9.264.8%
      Lipitor $461.50$466.471.1%

      Housing

      ItemHerron IslandNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,201.27$1,273.325.7%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemHerron IslandNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.46$2.5933.5%
      Tire Balancing $70.40$48.9044.0%

      Utilities

      ItemHerron IslandNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$124.69$167.6025.6%
      Phone $196.03$163.4220.0%
      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.
      Ketron Island, WA011010%
      Hoodsport, WA6841022%
      Shelton, WA9,8321022%
      Belfair, WA3,81911717%
      Longbranch, WA3,3141088%
      Herron Island, WA6711010%

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      Hammond, MN6790-10%
      Herron, MT6783-17%
      Kim, CO6779-21%
      Herron Island, WA6711010%
      Source: The Herron Island, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.