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.
Displayed above is a general overview of the Salmon Creek, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Salmon Creek, WA is 116, which is 1% higher than the Washington average and 16% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Salmon Creek, WA are 11% higher than the Washington average and 18% higher than the national average.
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The cost of living in Salmon Creek is 1% higher than the Washington average.
The cost of living in Salmon Creek is 16% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Salmon Creek is 32% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Salmon Creek, WA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Salmon Creek, WA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Salmon Creek, WA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.
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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Salmon Creek, WA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Salmon Creek, WA, the median monthly income is $88,129 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,056 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $34,844, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $813 on monthly rental expenses.
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The Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Salmon Creek, WA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Washington sales tax is 6.5% and the maximum surtax is 10.4%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates 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.