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Snohomish tops all area cities for priciest household bills

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish is the 11th most expensive city within Washington for household bills, according to a June study by DoxoInsights, an analytics arm of the automated bill pay company Doxo based in Bellevue.
An average Snohomish resident pays $2,765 per month on the 10 most common household bills such as utilities, insurance, car loans, and  rent or mortgage, with household bills costing 31% of their income. The total for Snohomish residents is 21.4% higher than the state average of $2,277, and 38.1% higher than the national average of $2,003.
For comparison, Monroe residents pay $2,480 per month on bills, or about 34% of their income. Monroe ranked No. 23 most expensive among the 85 cities from this state.
Everett residents pay $2,196 per month on bills, or about 40% of their household income. Everett ranked No. 45 in Washington.
Mukilteo residents pay $2,687 per month, which is about 30% of their household income. Lake Stevens residents pay $2,630 per month, or about 34% of their income.
Snohomish was the most expensive city in Snohomish County in the study.
The 10 most common household bills are the mortgage, rent, auto loan, auto insurance, utilities, health insurance, life insurance, cable TV, mobile phone service and home security alarm services.
Sammamish was No. 1 in the study at $3,590. The cheapest was Sequim at $1,535.
On average, residents of Washington spend $2,277 per month on the 10 most common household bills, 13.7% higher than the national average of $2,003, according to DoxoInsights.


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