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

Overall, Seattle, Washington cost of living is 176.50.

  COST OF LIVINGSeattle, WashingtonUnited States
  Overall  177100
  Grocery  110.2100
  Health  116100
  Housing  315100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  113100
  Miscellaneous  113100


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  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
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I've lived here all 21 years of my life, and I can't wait to leave. It's a beautiful place for anybody without a background. But if you just so happened to be a troubled... (read more)
Relocation and Jobs
I live in the northeast. My husband and I are trying to relocate to Seattle. We find it very difficult getting any employers to look at us because we are out of state.... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Seattle/Miserable Town
I spent five unhappy years in Seattle, going to college. It is true what people say about the place being unfriendly. If you say something to someone at a bus stop,... (read more)
Its what you expect
Yeah it does tend to rain 8 months out of the year while hovering in the 30s and 40s which makes the rain bite into you a bit. Traffic is very very bad. Rush hour is... (read more)
Great city but don't be naive
I lived in Seattle for 34 years and worked downtown nearly all that time. I know the downtown and surrounding areas very well and feel I can speak fairly about the... (read more)
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