Cost of Living in Seattle, Washington

49%
higher than national avg.
94%
Housing
23%
Utilities
27%
Groceries
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Seattle, Washington's cost of living is 49% 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 94% higher than the national average and the utility prices are 23% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 33% higher than the national average.
Median Home Price
$673,874
Median Rent
$2,111 / month
Energy Bill
$206.39 / month
Phone Bill
$220.00 / month
Gas
$3.47 / gallon
Food & Grocery
Seattle has grocery prices that are 27% higher than the national average.
Loaf of Bread
$4.22
Gallon of Milk
$2.46
Carton of Eggs
$2.29
Bunch of Bananas
$4.26
Hamburger
$5.37
Healthcare
Healthcare in Seattle is 24% higher than the national average.
Doctor's Visit
$137.50
Dentist Visit
$118.13
Optometrist Visit
$128.85
Rx Drug
$547.72
Veterinary Visit
$69.64