Silver Firs 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.
IndexSilver FirsWashingtonNational
Cost of living index151115100
IndexSilver FirsWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index135106100
Groceries index127107100
Health care index124118100
Housing index199135100
Transportation index133116100
Utilities index12394100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Silver Firs, WA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Silver Firs, WA is 151, which is 31% higher than the Washington average and 51% 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 Silver Firs, WA are 27% higher than the Washington average and 35% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Silver Firs is 31% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Silver Firs is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Silver Firs is 99% 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$115,097$9,591$2,685$3,453
Renters$91,875$7,656$2,144$2,757
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Silver Firs, WA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Silver Firs, WA homeowners, is $115,097. This would allow for a maximum of $2,685 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $91,875 which would result in a maximum of $2,144 to be spent on rental costs.

Washington Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Washington6.5%10.4%

Washington Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Washington0%0%
The Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Silver Firs, 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%.

Goods & Services

ItemSilver FirsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $32.71$16.09103.4%
Beauty Salon $43.43$37.3316.3%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4531.8%
Shampoo $1.31$1.0030.9%
Movie $12.53$10.2821.9%
Bowling $5.74$4.9316.4%

Groceries

ItemSilver FirsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.06$3.8032.9%
Fried Chicken $1.88$1.4034.4%
Milk $2.03$2.011.1%
Potatoes $1.93$3.0135.9%
Pizza $11.36$9.8914.9%
Beer $10.81$8.9021.5%

Health Care

ItemSilver FirsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $145.72$102.1642.6%
Doctor $124.00$108.3614.4%
Dentist $132.64$92.5343.3%
Ibuprofen $10.41$9.2812.2%
Lipitor $438.72$425.823.0%

Housing

ItemSilver FirsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $376,200.00$184,700.00103.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,183.55$1,202.4481.6%
Apartment Rent $1,773.00$949.0086.8%

Transportation

ItemSilver FirsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.88$2.2428.3%
Tire Balancing $66.34$46.2943.3%

Utilities

ItemSilver FirsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$190.91$165.9615.0%
Phone $38.34$28.6833.7%
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.
Hat Island, WA4413131%
Everett, WA106,58012929%
Marysville, WA64,95511515%
Monroe, WA17,90613232%
Snohomish, WA9,55113434%
Silver Firs, WA22,22115151%

Cities with similar population

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Bloomingdale, IL22,22112121%
Farmington, MN22,2261066%
Darien, IL22,23211414%
New Brighton, MN22,2331077%
Roseburg, OR22,2011044%
Silver Firs, WA22,22115151%
Source: The Silver Firs, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.