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2019 Cost of Living Calculator:
Tacoma, Washington vs United States,

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A salary of $60,000 in Tacoma, Washington could decrease to $49,751 in United States, (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Click here to customize.)

Comparison Highlights
- Overall, United States, is 17.1% cheaper than Tacoma, Washington
- Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Median Home Cost is 24% cheaper in United States.
Cost of Living IndexesTacoma, WAUnited States, US
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered120.6100
Food & Groceries100.4100.0
Housing (Homeowner)152.8100
Median Home Cost$285,700$216,200
Utilities67.8100
Transportation129.3100
Health80100
Miscellaneous116.1100
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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