Cost of Living Comparison Between Tacoma, WA and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 12.67% higher than in Tacoma, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 28.46% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 60.49% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 24.72% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 12.39% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 32.59% higher than in Tacoma, WA
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Restaurants
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 18.00 $      +20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 80.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.98 $ 10.00 $      +0.20 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.25 $ 7.00 $      +64.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 7.00 $      +27.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.03 $ 4.74 $      +17.42 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $ 2.41 $      +37.61 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.39 $ 2.04 $      +46.41 %
Markets
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.79 $ 3.56 $      +27.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $ 3.17 $      -2.01 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.13 $ 2.11 $      -0.49 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.64 $ 3.00 $      +13.45 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.91 $ 7.19 $      -9.05 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.99 $ 5.12 $      +28.29 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.46 $ 6.97 $      +7.95 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.71 $ 2.33 $      +35.88 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.79 $      +24.03 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.65 $ 1.99 $      +20.59 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.49 $ 2.54 $      +1.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.74 $ 1.16 $      +58.38 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 $ 1.19 $      +63.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $ 2.13 $      +24.42 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.55 $ 2.21 $      +42.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.50 $ 15.00 $      +3.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $ 2.67 $      +36.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $ 2.70 $      +24.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.88 $ 10.00 $      +1.21 %
Transportation
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +10.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $ 99.00 $      +32.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 2.65 $      -24.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.70 $      +8.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 $ 30.00 $      -50.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.98 $ 3.19 $      +7.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,447.50 $ 25,000.00 $      +11.37 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,919.00 $ 23,646.14 $      +13.04 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 208.62 $ 193.58 $      -7.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 $ 0.12 $      -63.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.00 $ 64.15 $      -9.65 %
Sports And Leisure
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.44 $ 66.21 $      +98.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.33 $ 34.38 $      +21.32 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.25 $ 14.00 $      +14.29 %
Childcare
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 668.33 $ 1,913.87 $      +186.36 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,266.67 $ 26,216.67 $      +43.52 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.28 $ 52.97 $      +22.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.80 $ 44.72 $      +18.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.31 $ 99.19 $      +23.51 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.07 $ 132.19 $      +22.32 %
Rent Per Month
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,418.47 $ 2,179.05 $      +53.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,195.79 $ 1,648.49 $      +37.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,178.67 $ 3,877.59 $      +77.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,806.43 $ 2,886.21 $      +59.77 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 668.43 $ 712.38 $      +6.58 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 261.29 $ 416.58 $      +59.43 %
Salaries And Financing
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,409.58 $ 5,807.10 $      +70.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.24 3.50      -17.49 %
Last update: December 2020January 2021
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