Seattle, Washington vs. Los Angeles, California

Cost of Living Comparison


A salary of $105,000 in Seattle, Washington should increase to $110,256 in Los Angeles, California (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Click here to customize.)

- Overall, Los Angeles, California is more expensive than Seattle, Washington
- Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Median Home Cost is 10% more expensive in Los Angeles.
Cost of Living IndexesSeattle, WALos Angeles, CADifference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered167.8176.25.0% more
Food & Groceries108.7104.14.2% less
Housing (Homeowner)309298.23.5% less
Median Home Cost$823,900$912,500$88,600 (10.8% more)
Utilities68.893.736.2% more
Transportation137.5165.320.2% more
Health88.2902.0% more
Miscellaneous120.1104.513.0% less
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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