Sacramento, California vs. Seattle, Washington

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in Seattle, Washington is 38.0% more expensive than Sacramento, California.

You would need a salary of $142,133 in Seattle, Washington to maintain the standard of living you have in Sacramento, California.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, Seattle, Washington is more expensive than Sacramento, California
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
92% more expensive in Seattle
than in Sacramento, California
Sacramento, CA vs. Seattle, WA
Compared to Sacramento, Seattle is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  38.0% higher
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Renter
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Food
  3.7% higher
  Housing (Homeowner)
  118.2% higher
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  30.1% lower
  Commute
  13.6% higher
  Health
  15.2% lower
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  13.2% higher

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