Maple Valley 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.
IndexMaple ValleyWashingtonNational
Cost of living index142116100
IndexMaple ValleyWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index136108100
Groceries index129108100
Health care index128119100
Housing index172135100
Transportation index135116100
Utilities index10789100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Maple Valley, WA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Washington the cost of living index in Maple Valley, WA is 142, which is 23% higher than the average in Washington and compared to the national average it is 42% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Maple Valley, WA goods and services come in at 26% higher than the average in Washington and are 36% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
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  • The cost of living in Maple Valley is 23% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Maple Valley is 42% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Maple Valley is 72% 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$106,465$8,872$2,484$3,194
      Renters$77,500$6,458$1,808$2,325
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Maple Valley, WA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Maple Valley, WA has a median income of about $106,465 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,484 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $77,500. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,808 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      Washington Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Washington6.5%10.4%

      Washington Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Washington0%0%
      When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Maple Valley, WA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Washington, as well as the rate for income tax in Washington. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Washington is 10.4%, and the sales tax in the state of Washington is 6.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Washington starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemMaple ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $34.38$17.4996.6%
      Beauty Salon $47.00$38.1723.1%
      Toothpaste $3.37$2.3245.2%
      Shampoo $1.18$1.0116.6%
      Movie $14.42$10.7234.5%
      Bowling $20.67$13.8649.1%

      Groceries

      ItemMaple ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.99$3.9053.6%
      Fried Chicken $2.12$1.4051.9%
      Milk $1.99$1.961.4%
      Potatoes $2.99$3.186.1%
      Pizza $12.10$10.3916.4%
      Beer $11.49$9.2324.5%

      Health Care

      ItemMaple ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $159.86$106.3450.3%
      Doctor $136.67$115.2518.6%
      Dentist $147.50$98.3849.9%
      Ibuprofen $10.19$9.2610.0%
      Lipitor $478.09$466.472.5%

      Housing

      ItemMaple ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $312,600.00$184,700.0069.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,965.45$1,273.32132.9%
      Apartment Rent $1,684.00$949.0077.4%

      Transportation

      ItemMaple ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.57$2.5937.7%
      Tire Balancing $65.70$48.9034.4%

      Utilities

      ItemMaple ValleyNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$181.53$167.608.3%
      Phone $191.40$163.4217.1%
      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.
      North Puyallup, WA2,00212121%
      Algona, WA3,14012323%
      Pacific, WA7,04212525%
      Fairwood CDP (Spokane County), WA8,05512525%
      Boulevard Park, WA3,68912626%
      Maple Valley, WA25,09314242%

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      Lockport, IL25,0961044%
      Chaska, MN25,07811212%
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      Maple Valley, WA25,09314242%
      Source: The Maple Valley, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.