Cost of living in Tacoma, Washington, United States

Summary of cost of living in Tacoma, Washington

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,576
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,534
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List of prices in Tacoma, Washington, United States. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.77
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.90
12 eggs, large $2.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.72
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,209
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,409
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $217
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,405
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,078
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $135
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $43
40” flat screen tv $292
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $78
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $43
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $60
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $120
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,872
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.83
Monthly ticket public transport $80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $31
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) $127
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.74
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.97
Tube of toothpaste $1.78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $44
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $171
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $61
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.05
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $428
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.34
1 month of gym membership in business district $61
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 260 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

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