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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Bellingham, Washington is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Bellingham, Washington is more expensive.

Overall, Bellingham, Washington cost of living is 125.50.

  COST OF LIVINGBellingham, WashingtonUnited States
  Overall  126100
  Grocery  117.4100
  Health  118100
  Housing  154100
  Utilities  83100
  Transportation  117100
  Miscellaneous  109100
  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
re: retirement community - 9/7/2013
Sounds like Obama's economy has made Bham too... (read more)
retirement community
This city is quickly becomming a retirement community for the rich. There are so many retirees moving here and paying cash for everything, that it is driving the local... (read more)
More jobs are needed for a balanced community
While I consider Bellingham to have the finest quality of life of anywhere I have been, good paying jobs are scarce. A recent influx of well-off retirees and urbanites... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
re: Friendly People - 6/21/2008
I have friends in Bham, they all say that it's a nice place to live, especially if you like rain, which I do. Can't fish or ski without rain and snow, that's fact. The... (read more)
re: the weather - 9/18/2012
Down here in SF, we are dying from the constant warm sunny weather.... this drought and global warming stuff is awful. We may get a little overcast, but our rainy... (read more)
Bellingham rocks
the college and town are awesome. Chuckanut is cool drive. Great getaway from Vancouver BC or Seattle for a... (read more)
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