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Overall 2%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 9%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexTown and CountryWashingtonNational
Cost of living98116100
Goods & Services98108100
Groceries99108100
Health care115119100
Housing91135100
Transportation107116100
Utilities9989100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Town and Country is 16% lower than the Washington average
  • The cost of living in Town and Country is 2% lower than the national average
  • Town and Country housing is 9% 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$66,929$5,577$1,562$2,008
      Renters$37,500$3,125$875$1,125
      The affordability of the housing market in Town and Country, WA as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Town and Country homeowners, the median income is $66,929. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,562 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $37,500. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $875 for their rent related monthly costs.

      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

      ItemTown and CountryNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.50$17.495.8%
      Beauty Salon $32.17$38.1715.7%
      Toothpaste $2.42$2.324.3%
      Shampoo $1.03$1.011.8%
      Movie $13.74$10.7228.1%
      Bowling $16.25$13.8617.2%

      Groceries

      ItemTown and CountryNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.47$3.9011.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.41$1.401.0%
      Milk $1.57$1.9620.0%
      Potatoes $2.81$3.1811.7%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.46$9.232.5%

      Health Care

      ItemTown and CountryNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $129.67$106.3421.9%
      Doctor $150.75$115.2530.8%
      Dentist $108.00$98.389.8%
      Ibuprofen $10.16$9.269.7%
      Lipitor $485.00$466.474.0%

      Housing

      ItemTown and CountryNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $163,400.00$184,700.0011.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,421.30$1,273.3211.6%
      Apartment Rent $910.00$949.004.1%

      Transportation

      ItemTown and CountryNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.81$2.598.3%
      Tire Balancing $52.25$48.906.9%

      Utilities

      ItemTown and CountryNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$156.86$167.606.4%
      Phone $190.17$163.4216.4%
      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.

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Four Lakes, WA27493-7%
      Medical Lake, WA4,93195-5%
      Airway Heights, WA6,52396-4%
      Millwood, WA1,65596-4%
      Spokane, WA212,07896-4%
      Town and Country, WA5,04898-2%

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      Stafford Springs, CT5,0441077%
      Town and Country, WA5,04898-2%
      Source: The Town and Country, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.