Salinas, California vs. Olympia, Washington

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in Olympia, Washington is 20.4% cheaper than Salinas, California.

You would need a salary of $63,715 in Olympia, Washington to maintain the standard of living you have in Salinas, California.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, Olympia, Washington is cheaper than Salinas, California
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
28% cheaper in Olympia
than in Salinas, California
Salinas, CA vs. Olympia, WA
Compared to Salinas, Olympia is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  20.4% lower
      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
  3.0% lower
  Housing (Homeowner)
  35.2% lower
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  18.7% lower
  Commute
  9.3% lower
  Health
  39.4% lower
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  2.1% lower