Cost of living in Union Gap 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 Union Gap 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 Union Gap is 93, with 100 being the average.
The cost of living index in Union Gap is 0.9x lower than the national average.
Union Gap ranks as the #5 cheapest in Washington out of 192.
Union Gap ranks as the #2,137 cheapest out of 6,412 in the US.
The median home value in Union Gap is $140,200.
The median income in Union Gap is $52,552.
According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Union Gap has an overall cost of living index of 93, which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to Washington, Union Gap has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Washington's index of 115.
The standard of living in Union Gap ranks as #5 most affordable out of the 192 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Union Gap ranks as the #187 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.
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Six factors go into calculating the cost of living index in Union Gap. Here is how it fairs on each of the criteria:
The Services index in Union Gap is 107.
The Groceries index in Union Gap is 103.
The Health index in Union Gap is 117.
The Housing index in Union Gap is 63.
The Transportation index in Union Gap is 119.
The Utilities index in Union Gap is 84.
|Living Expense||Union Gap||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 Union Gap is $140,200.
The Median Rent in Union Gap is $883.
The Median Income in Union Gap is $52,552.
The Home Value To Income in Union Gap is 2.7x.
The Rent To Monthly Income in Union Gap is 0.2x.
|Statistic||Union Gap||Washington||United States|
|Median Home Value||$140,200||$397,600||$244,900|
|Home Value To Income||2.7x||4.8x||3.5x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||0.2x||0.21x||0.2x|
The cost of living varies in the cities and towns around Union Gap. Here's a quick look at the cost of living in the most populous nearby places:
Yakima, WA has a cost of living index of 99, 1.1x Union Gap.
Ellensburg, WA has a cost of living index of 107, 1.2x Union Gap.
Sunnyside, WA has a cost of living index of 93, 1.0x Union Gap.