Cost of living in Seattle, Washington, United States

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.88
12 eggs, large $4.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.87
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.55
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $1.56
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.01
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.93
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,441
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $182
Internet 8MB (1 month) $54
40” flat screen TV $441
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $126
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $45
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $95
1 pair of leather business shoes $120
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,778
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.86
Monthly ticket public transport $104
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $20
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.20
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.90
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.66
Tube of toothpaste $3.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $42
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $220
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $96
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.97
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.46
iPod nano 16GB $125
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.60
1 month of gym membership in business district $50
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,625 prices entered by 730 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2015.

Seattle position in our World Ranking

the world
20th
out of 188
n. america
9th
out of 44
usa
9th
out of 35

Cheapest and most expensive products in Seattle compared to other cities:

the world
4th
n. america
2nd
n. america
3rd
n. america
4th
usa
2nd
usa
2nd

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