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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 Seattle, Washington is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Seattle, Washington is more expensive.

Seattle, Washington cost of living is 176.50.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGSeattle, WashingtonUnited States
  Overall  177100
  Grocery  110.2100
  Health  116100
  Housing  315100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  113100
  Miscellaneous  113100

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Love Seattle.

I've been to many cities, large, small and in between and Seattle tops the list in my book. Big, but not too big. One of my favorite places. You get it all with Seattle,... (Read More)



Be cautious before moving here

Like most of the W coast, this is a big-time liberal mecca. If you are a conservative, you need to heed this advice and re-think your decision to move here. We have... (Read More)



Intolerant hateful communists here

This place is bad. When I first got stationed here, we was warned having DOD stickers on our car could get our windows broken out. People attack the military. People... (Read More)



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