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Cost of living in Washington County


With a population of 25,395, Washington is the largest city in Washington County. For a single adult in Washington, the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other needs is $36,221 per year, which is more than Utah's yearly cost of $34,176 but lower than the nationwide number of $38,433.

Housing costs

One of the most significant components of the cost of living is housing. The median home value in Washington is $279,900, which is more than the national median home value of $204,900.

Renting might be a less expensive option than buying a property. Renters account for 30.90 % of occupied homes in Washington, which is lower than the national average of 36.2 %. The average renter in Washington pays $1,117 per month, which is less than the national average of $1,023 per month.

Health Care Costs

In Washington, out-of-pocket health care expenditures and insurance premiums – assuming at least a minimum level of health insurance coverage – are comparable to the national average but far higher than in the rest of Utah.

The average cost of health care for a single adult residing in the region is $4,377 per year, compared to $3,689 in Utah and $4,266 overall.

Food Costs

Another daily item that has a substantial influence on overall living costs is food. The cost of food varies from city to city and town to town, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture.

A single adult in Washington spends an average of $3,175 on food each year, while a family of four spends $9,168. For comparison, the typical yearly food expenditures for a single adult in Utah and the United States are $3,046 and $3,240, respectively, and $8,797 and $9,354 for a family of four. These figures are based on a nutritionally appropriate diet purchased from a grocery shop and prepared at home.

Transportation Costs

Transportation costs can be a considerable part of the overall cost of living. 87.20 % of commuters in Washington drive to work, compared to 85.5 % overall. 73.70 % of employees travel to workplaces outside of Washington, a higher percentage than the 43.7 % of commuters who live and work in various locations throughout the country.