Waitsburg 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.
IndexWaitsburgWashingtonNational
Cost of living index89115100
IndexWaitsburgWashingtonNational
Goods & Services index90106100
Groceries index94107100
Health care index111118100
Housing index75135100
Transportation index108116100
Utilities index9894100

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  • The cost of living in Waitsburg is 22% lower than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Waitsburg is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waitsburg is 25% 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$56,429$4,702$1,317$1,693
Renters$33,214$2,768$775$997

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

ItemWaitsburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.03$16.0925.2%
Beauty Salon $34.93$37.336.4%
Toothpaste $2.15$2.4512.0%
Shampoo $0.96$1.003.7%
Movie $11.33$10.2810.2%
Bowling $4.35$4.9311.9%

Groceries

ItemWaitsburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.53$3.807.3%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.401.4%
Milk $2.22$2.0110.7%
Potatoes $1.57$3.0147.7%
Pizza $8.61$9.8912.9%
Beer $9.30$8.904.5%

Health Care

ItemWaitsburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.17$102.162.9%
Doctor $124.08$108.3614.5%
Dentist $110.33$92.5319.2%
Ibuprofen $9.52$9.282.6%
Lipitor $413.04$425.823.0%

Housing

ItemWaitsburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $139,100.00$184,700.0024.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,308.27$1,202.448.8%
Apartment Rent $695.00$949.0026.8%

Transportation

ItemWaitsburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.2413.9%
Tire Balancing $44.25$46.294.4%

Utilities

ItemWaitsburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$142.54$165.9614.1%
Phone $32.67$28.6813.9%
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.
Prescott, WA38687-13%
Dixie, WA27690-10%
Dayton, WA2,70291-9%
Garrett, WA1,60193-7%
Walla Walla, WA31,95294-6%
Waitsburg, WA1,16389-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ruhenstroth, NV1,16312525%
Groton, MA1,16312929%
Taft Southwest, TX1,16379-21%
Stromsburg, NE1,16284-16%
Fowler, CO1,16481-19%
Waitsburg, WA1,16389-11%
Source: The Waitsburg, WA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.