Kingston 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.
IndexKingstonWashingtonNational
Cost of living index130115100
IndexKingstonWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index135106100
Groceries index127107100
Health care index124118100
Housing index127135100
Transportation index133116100
Utilities index12394100
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  • The cost of living in Kingston is 13% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Kingston is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kingston is 27% 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$60,208$5,017$1,405$1,806
Renters$38,864$3,239$907$1,166

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

ItemKingstonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $32.71$16.09103.4%
Beauty Salon $43.43$37.3316.3%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4531.8%
Shampoo $1.31$1.0030.9%
Movie $12.53$10.2821.9%
Bowling $5.74$4.9316.4%

Groceries

ItemKingstonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.06$3.8032.9%
Fried Chicken $1.88$1.4034.4%
Milk $2.03$2.011.1%
Potatoes $1.93$3.0135.9%
Pizza $11.36$9.8914.9%
Beer $10.81$8.9021.5%

Health Care

ItemKingstonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $145.72$102.1642.6%
Doctor $124.00$108.3614.4%
Dentist $132.64$92.5343.3%
Ibuprofen $10.41$9.2812.2%
Lipitor $438.72$425.823.0%

Housing

ItemKingstonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $252,800.00$184,700.0036.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,183.55$1,202.4481.6%
Apartment Rent $991.00$949.004.4%

Transportation

ItemKingstonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.88$2.2428.3%
Tire Balancing $66.34$46.2943.3%

Utilities

ItemKingstonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$190.91$165.9615.0%
Phone $38.34$28.6833.7%
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.
Hat Island, WA4413131%
Enetai, WA2,23412323%
Rocky Point, WA1,80112525%
Suquamish, WA4,25912525%
Tracyton, WA6,42512626%
Kingston, WA1,85913030%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Henryville, IN1,85989-11%
Roodhouse, IL1,85981-19%
Folsom, NJ1,85911313%
Union, MS1,86079-21%
Mason, TX1,85886-14%
Kingston, WA1,85913030%
Source: The Kingston, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.