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Cost of Living

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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 129.80.

  COST OF LIVINGBellingham, WashingtonUnited States
  Overall  130100
  Grocery  109.4100
  Health  113100
  Housing  177100
  Utilities  77100
  Transportation  115100
  Miscellaneous  107100

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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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re: Never Get Used to the Weather - 4/24/2012
Yes I agree (now that I thought about it). I am visiting here now. I have a relative here. I am from California all my life. I say too sunny in CA if that is possible.... (read more)
re: the weather - 9/18/2012
I love the cool clime also ! It makes things feel brand new. My bones hurt right about now tho ! injured my spine. but other than that it is very nice... (read more)
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)
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