Cost of living in Seattle, Washington, United States

Summary of cost of living in Seattle, Washington

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,337
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,197
  • Cost of living in Seattle, Washington is more expensive than in 80% of cities in USA (10 out of 46)
  • Cost of living in Seattle, Washington is more expensive than in 82% of cities in N. America (11 out of 57)
  • Cost of living in Seattle, Washington is more expensive than in 87% of cities in the World (28 out of 209)

List of prices in Seattle, Washington, United States. Current as of Nov 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.05
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.94
12 eggs, large $3.62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.90
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $2.40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,645
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,153
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $210
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,875
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,533
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $135
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $44
40” flat screen tv $306
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $24
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $50
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $55
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $84
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $129
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,071
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.84
Monthly ticket public transport $91
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $25
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $132
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.96
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.91
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.70
Tube of toothpaste $2.19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $214
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.56
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $398
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district $64
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,080 prices entered by 154 different people.
Latest price update: November 30, 2020

Seattle position in our World Ranking

the world
28th
out of 209
n. america
11th
out of 57
usa
10th
out of 46

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

n. america
2nd
usa
1st
usa
3rd

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