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.
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Mukilteo, WA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Mukilteo, WA being 157, that puts it 36% higher than the average of Washington and 57% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Mukilteo, WA, the price of goods and services are 27% higher than the average of Washington as well as 35% higher than the nation's average.
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The cost of living in Mukilteo is 36% higher than the Washington average.
The cost of living in Mukilteo is 57% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Mukilteo is 119% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current salary in Mukilteo, WA to any other city. The salary calculator will tell you how much you would need to earn in any given city to maintain the same standard of living based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to relocate to is higher than the cost of living in Mukilteo, WA, then you would need to earn more income in order to maintain the same standard of living. To use the Mukilteo, WA salary calculator, simply enter in the name of the new city, then adjust the slider to your current income. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if you need to earn more or less in the new city. You will also see a complete breakdown of the cost of living.
Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio
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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Mukilteo, WA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Mukilteo, WA have a median income of $121,144. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,827 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $68,617, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,601.
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When you are determining the total cost of living in Mukilteo, WA you will want to make sure you consider both the Washington sales tax and the Washington income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Washington is 6.5%, with the highest surtax being 10.4%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Washington have a range from 0% to 0%.
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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.