Toppenish 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.
Cost of living index90116100
Goods & Services index102108100
Groceries index99108100
Health care index111119100
Housing index64135100
Transportation index109116100
Utilities index8589100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Toppenish, WA is displayed above. In Toppenish, WA, the overall cost of living index is 90, which is 22% lower than the Washington average and 10% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Toppenish, WA, the city's goods and services are 5% lower than the Washington average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.
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  • The cost of living in Toppenish is 22% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Toppenish is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Toppenish is 36% 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

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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 Toppenish, 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 Toppenish, WA, the median monthly income is $48,092 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,122 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $25,091, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $585 on monthly rental expenses.

Washington Sales Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Toppenish, WA is the Washington sales tax and Washington income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Washington sales tax rate is 6.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10.4%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Washington income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemToppenishNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.32$17.491.0%
Beauty Salon $40.75$38.176.8%
Toothpaste $2.65$2.3214.2%
Shampoo $1.11$1.019.7%
Movie $11.50$10.727.2%
Bowling $16.00$13.8615.4%


ItemToppenishNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.900.3%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.401.1%
Milk $1.76$1.9610.3%
Potatoes $3.36$3.185.6%
Pizza $10.81$10.394.0%
Beer $9.46$9.232.5%

Health Care

ItemToppenishNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $142.67$106.3434.2%
Doctor $121.75$115.255.6%
Dentist $114.33$98.3816.2%
Ibuprofen $9.56$9.263.2%
Lipitor $490.22$466.475.1%


ItemToppenishNational avg.Difference
Home Price $114,100.00$184,700.0038.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,133.64$1,273.3211.0%
Apartment Rent $669.00$949.0029.5%


ItemToppenishNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.03$2.5916.7%
Tire Balancing $48.33$48.901.2%


ItemToppenishNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$115.84$167.6030.9%
Phone $191.85$163.4217.4%
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.
Donald, WA01011%
Outlook, WA2861011%
Parker, WA721011%
Union Gap, WA6,12589-11%
Wapato, WA5,06289-11%
Toppenish, WA8,97790-10%

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Thomaston, GA8,97683-17%
Fort Valley, GA8,97584-16%
Scaggsville, MD8,97515454%
Wasilla, AK8,97211717%
Independence, OR8,9821077%
Toppenish, WA8,97790-10%
Source: The Toppenish, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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