Washington Cost of Living

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Washington cost of living score
More expensive
21.9% higher
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the Washington average
Washington gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 121.9, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 21.9% higher than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for Washington.


Housing costs in Washington?
A typical home costs $534,700, which is 58.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average Washington home, at $534,700. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Washington costs $1,730 per month, which is 21.0% more than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $1,730.

Can I afford Washington?
To live comfortably in Washington, a minimum annual income of $102,600 for a family, and $57,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Washington?
The cost of living in Washington State is quite high compared to other parts of the country. Housing prices tend to be particularly expensive, with median home values hovering around $400,000 in major metropolitan areas like Seattle and Bellevue. Eating out can also be pricey. Groceries, however, are relatively comparable with other states as are transportation costs. Utility bills may also be higher than average due to the region's mild climate. The overall cost of living in Washington State is certainly on the higher end compared to many other regions, but it is also far from being the most expensive in the nation.
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Over 3 years ago

I've lived in Washington my whole life, and it's my home, I can't imagine living anywhere else, but it's getting so ridiculously expensive to live here... But the  More

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WA has been my home since 1996. I’ve lived in other states and travelled widely so am aware of pros / cons of other localities. Our state is green, with beautiful  More

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Over 3 years ago

I didn't think this Washington state economy was any help, it didn't tell me anything really, except for everything I knew before.  More

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