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Overall 30%
Goods & Services 23%
Housing 63%
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.
IndexSouth CliffVancouverWashington
Cost of living130115116
Goods & Services123123108
Groceries115115108
Health care115115119
Housing163113135
Transportation126126116
Utilities878789

Key findings

  • The cost of living in South Cliff is 13% higher than the Vancouver average
  • The cost of living in South Cliff is 30% higher than the national average
  • South Cliff housing is 63% 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$79,648$6,637$1,858$2,390

      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

      ItemVancouverNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $32.00$17.4983.0%
      Beauty Salon $55.00$38.1744.1%
      Toothpaste $2.59$2.3211.6%
      Shampoo $1.19$1.0117.6%
      Movie $11.33$10.725.6%
      Bowling $18.80$13.8635.6%

      Groceries

      ItemVancouverNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.89$3.9025.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4021.1%
      Milk $1.93$1.961.6%
      Potatoes $2.01$3.1836.9%
      Pizza $13.09$10.3925.9%
      Beer $10.79$9.2316.9%

      Health Care

      ItemVancouverNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $139.00$106.3430.7%
      Doctor $161.00$115.2539.7%
      Dentist $96.40$98.382.0%
      Ibuprofen $10.13$9.269.4%
      Lipitor $527.37$466.4713.1%

      Housing

      ItemVancouverNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $217,200.00$184,700.0017.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,177.34$1,273.3271.0%
      Apartment Rent $986.00$949.003.9%

      Transportation

      ItemVancouverNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.22$2.5924.3%
      Tire Balancing $65.40$48.9033.8%

      Utilities

      ItemVancouverNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$139.26$167.6016.9%
      Phone $166.98$163.422.2%
      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.
      Wood Village, OR3,9961033%
      Orchards, WA21,24911414%
      Fairview, OR9,21511515%
      Scappoose, OR6,90111515%
      Hazel Dell, WA20,92311515%
      Vancouver, WA169,98211515%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Cape Coral, FL170,0631055%
      Ontario, CA169,38912323%
      Jackson, MS172,03983-17%
      Sioux Falls, SD167,88491-9%
      Santa Rosa, CA173,16515353%
      Vancouver, WA169,98211515%
      Source: The South Cliff, Vancouver, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.