Cost of Living in Seattle, Washington

54%
higher than national avg.
118%
Housing
7%
Utilities
25%
Groceries
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Seattle, Washington's cost of living is 54% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area. PayScale's Cost of Living Calculator can help you find out more about how your individual needs will factor in when beginning your research to figure out how much it would cost you to relocate.

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Cost of Living in Seattle, Washington by Expense Category

Housing, Utilities & Transportation
Seattle's housing expenses are 118% higher than the national average and the utility prices are 7% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 25% higher than the national average.
Median Home Price
$870,090
Median Rent
$2,658 / month
Energy Bill
$182.05 / month
Phone Bill
$200.33 / month
Gas
$5.47 / gallon
Food & Grocery
Seattle has grocery prices that are 25% higher than the national average.
Loaf of Bread
$4.34
Gallon of Milk
$2.78
Carton of Eggs
$1.97
Bunch of Bananas
$4.21
Hamburger
$5.95
Healthcare
Healthcare in Seattle is 29% higher than the national average.
Doctor's Visit
$152.54
Dentist Visit
$130.44
Optometrist Visit
$141.29
Rx Drug
$607.03
Veterinary Visit
$70.97