Wellington West 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.
IndexWellington WestOlympiaWashington
Cost of living index113112115
IndexWellington WestOlympiaWashington
Goods & Services index9797106
Groceries index108108107
Health care index118118118
Housing index128125135
Transportation index130130116
Utilities index10710794

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  • The cost of living in Wellington West is 2% lower than the Olympia average.
  • The cost of living in Wellington West is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wellington West is 28% 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)
Household$63,106$5,259$1,472$1,893

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

ItemOlympiaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.94$16.0917.7%
Beauty Salon $36.32$37.332.7%
Toothpaste $2.80$2.4514.4%
Shampoo $1.30$1.0030.3%
Movie $10.46$10.281.7%
Bowling $3.86$4.9321.7%

Groceries

ItemOlympiaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.800.2%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.401.4%
Milk $2.37$2.0118.0%
Potatoes $2.11$3.0129.9%
Pizza $10.66$9.897.8%
Beer $9.79$8.9010.0%

Health Care

ItemOlympiaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $127.50$102.1624.8%
Doctor $124.02$108.3614.5%
Dentist $121.56$92.5331.4%
Ibuprofen $10.10$9.288.8%
Lipitor $427.42$425.820.4%

Housing

ItemOlympiaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $246,100.00$184,700.0033.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,171.12$1,202.442.6%
Apartment Rent $988.00$949.004.1%

Transportation

ItemOlympiaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.81$2.2425.3%
Tire Balancing $65.27$46.2941.0%

Utilities

ItemOlympiaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$138.42$165.9616.6%
Phone $38.98$28.6835.9%
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, WA011212%
Oakville, WA72498-2%
Tenino, WA1,74498-2%
Nisqually Indian Community, WA73599-1%
North Yelm, WA2,5901000%
Olympia, WA49,60811212%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wilson, NC49,55893-7%
Downers Grove, IL49,55511818%
Poway, CA49,67515858%
Logan, UT49,53993-7%
Ashburn, VA49,69214545%
Olympia, WA49,60811212%
Source: The Wellington West, Olympia, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.