Cost of Living
National Cost of Living Index
March 2021 Current Average
|Metro/Micro Area||Composite Index (100%)||Grocery Items (13.4%)||Housing (29.34%)||Utilities (8.94%)||Transportation (9.22)||Health Care (4.26%)||Misc. Goods & Services (33.11%)|
|Grant County, WA||95.6||95.1||78.7||85.3||114.0||126.7||98.0|
Other Northwest Communities
|Twin Falls, ID||88.5||91.9||84.1||83.5||101.0||90.6||88.5|
Selected Major Metropolitan Areas (2 million + population)
|Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA||
|New York (Manhattan), NY||244.7||148.1||542.3||98.3||131.7||109.8||132.8|
|San Francisco, CA||194.0||130.5||357.1||135.9||148.3||124.7||125.9|
HOW TO USE THE ACCRA COST OF LIVING INDEX:
Assume that City A has a composite index of 98.3 and City B has a composite index of 128.5. If you live in City A and are contemplating a job offer in City B, how much of an increase in your after-taxes income is needed to maintain your present lifestyle?
100*[(City B - City A)/City A] = 100*[(128.5-98.3)/98.3] = 100*(.3072) = 30.72%, or about a 31% increase.
Conversely, if you are considering a move from City B to City A, how much of a cut in after-taxes income can you sustain without reducing your present lifestyle?
100*[(City A - City B)/City b] = 100*[(98.3 - 128.5)/128.5] = 100*(-.2350) = -23.5%, or about a 24% reduction.
Calculate Cost of Living
This calculator allows you to make accurate and reliable cost of living comparisons between Grant County, WA (Moses Lake micropolitan area) and any other city across the United States that participates in the cost of living index.
To compare the cost for housing, food, groceries, healthcare, and more:
- Enter in a salary
- Select a location from the "Moving From"drop down menu
- Select Moses Lake from the "Moving To" to drop down button