Cost of living in Sultan research summary. The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in the United States. A cost of living index above 100 means Sultan is expensive. An index value below 100 means the city is a relatively cheap place to live.
On a city-by-city basis in Washington, home prices and rent have the biggest impact on the cost of living. Here are the key takeaways based on Saturday Night Science:
The cost of living index in Sultan is 123, with 100 being the average.
The cost of living index in Sultan is 1.2x higher than the national average.
Sultan ranks as the #95 cheapest in Washington out of 192.
Sultan ranks as the #4,954 cheapest out of 6,412 in the US.
The median home value in Sultan is $315,900.
The median income in Sultan is $73,530.
According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sultan has an overall cost of living index of 123, which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to Washington, Sultan has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Washington's index of 115.
The standard of living in Sultan ranks as #95 most affordable out of the 192 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Sultan ranks as the #97 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.
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Six factors go into calculating the cost of living index in Sultan. Here is how it fairs on each of the criteria:
The Services index in Sultan is 131.
The Groceries index in Sultan is 129.
The Health index in Sultan is 126.
The Housing index in Sultan is 117.
The Transportation index in Sultan is 143.
The Utilities index in Sultan is 109.
|Living Expense||Sultan||Washington||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Washington, so we broke down housing costs into more detail. Home and income data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2017-2021. The key points are:
The Median Home Value in Sultan is $315,900.
The Median Rent in Sultan is $1,477.
The Median Income in Sultan is $73,530.
The Home Value To Income in Sultan is 4.3x.
The Rent To Monthly Income in Sultan is 0.24x.
|Median Home Value||$315,900||$397,600||$244,900|
|Home Value To Income||4.3x||4.8x||3.5x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||0.24x||0.21x||0.2x|
The cost of living varies in the cities and towns around Sultan. Here's a quick look at the cost of living in the most populous nearby places:
Everett, WA has a cost of living index of 125, 1.0x Sultan.
Lake Stevens, WA has a cost of living index of 131, 1.1x Sultan.
Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA has a cost of living index of 178, 1.4x Sultan.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Sultan|
|Lake Stevens, WA||35,135||131||1.1x|
|Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA||23,060||178||1.4x|
|Martha Lake, WA||22,251||143||1.2x|
|Bothell East, WA||13,437||160||1.3x|
|Woods Creek, WA||6,226||142||1.2x|