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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 154.30.

  COST OF LIVINGSeattle, WashingtonUnited States
  Overall  154100
  Grocery  107.7100
  Health  119100
  Housing  252100
  Utilities  92100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  110100
  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
  
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)
re: Looking to relocate from Minneapolis to Seattl
I've lived in Minneapolis, Florida, California, KC, Madison, Chicago, Bellingham and grew up in Seattle. I currently live in Bellingham, Washington now. I'll be 48 this... (read more)
re: Looking to relocate from Minneapolis to Seattl
I recently moved from Seattle but spent 34 years there. So, unlike many of these posters, I know the city very, very well. Belltown is a great location just north of... (read more)
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