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Overall 6%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 5%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; 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.
IndexOcean ShoresWashingtonNational
Cost of living106117100
Goods & Services109110100
Groceries114108100
Health care125121100
Housing95135100
Transportation127117100
Utilities9391100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Ocean Shores is 9% lower than the Washington average
  • The cost of living in Ocean Shores is 6% higher than the national average
  • Ocean Shores housing is 5% lower 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$41,489$3,457$968$1,245
      Renters$29,604$2,467$691$888
      To approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Ocean Shores, WA, we can look at the percentage of income that is available to be spent on monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side, a consumer should not spend more than 28% of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36% of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Ocean Shores have a median income of $41,489. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $968 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $29,604, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $691.

      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

      ItemOcean ShoresNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $25.63$20.2726.4%
      Beauty Salon $37.47$40.397.2%
      Toothpaste $2.97$2.3625.9%
      Shampoo $1.13$1.085.3%
      Movie $10.92$10.990.6%
      Bowling $15.00$15.493.2%

      Groceries

      ItemOcean ShoresNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.50$4.3027.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.75$1.4025.1%
      Milk $1.87$2.2015.0%
      Potatoes $4.41$3.2237.1%
      Pizza $12.99$10.7420.9%
      Beer $10.82$9.6012.8%

      Health Care

      ItemOcean ShoresNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $207.49$109.7389.1%
      Doctor $131.82$118.3411.4%
      Dentist $133.02$100.9431.8%
      Ibuprofen $10.89$9.939.7%
      Lipitor $490.67$469.534.5%

      Housing

      ItemOcean ShoresNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $181,100.00$184,700.001.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,280.67$1,229.624.2%
      Apartment Rent $843.00$949.0011.2%

      Transportation

      ItemOcean ShoresNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.42$2.7126.2%
      Tire Balancing $66.22$51.8627.7%

      Utilities

      ItemOcean ShoresNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$140.55$170.8417.7%
      Phone $202.35$187.188.1%
      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.

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Oyehut, WA011111.2%
      Markham, WA22711111.2%
      Hogans Corner, WA4511111.2%
      Cohassett Beach, WA65611111.2%
      Hoquiam, WA8,434964.4%
      Ocean Shores, WA5,6731066.4%

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      Palm Springs North, FL5,67112323.3%
      Ocean Shores, WA5,6731066.4%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.