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

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 11.77% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 28.02% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 60.98% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 4.69% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 10.11% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 26.16% higher than in Tacoma, WA
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  Tacoma, WASeattle, WADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 70.00 $      +16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 6.00 $      +20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.66 $ 4.19 $      -10.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 $ 2.24 $      +26.82 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 $ 1.59 $      +7.28 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.15 $ 3.15 $      0.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.86 $ 2.78 $      -3.01 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $ 1.90 $      +1.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.60 $ 2.76 $      +6.12 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.78 $ 7.22 $      +24.79 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.15 $ 5.53 $      +33.27 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.32 $ 6.70 $      +5.93 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.03 $ 2.42 $      +19.17 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.77 $      0.00 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.63 $ 1.75 $      +6.94 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.10 $ 2.10 $      0.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 1.15 $      0.00 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 $ 1.17 $      +3.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.75 $ 1.88 $      +7.16 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 $ 1.92 $      -3.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.37 $ 1.99 $      -15.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 $ 2.35 $      -23.70 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 2.75 $      +22.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $ 99.00 $      +37.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.60 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.70 $      +8.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.28 $ 3.45 $      +5.16 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 24,500.00 $      +12.15 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 22,293.54 $      +11.47 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 138.16 $ 156.75 $      +13.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.12 $      0.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.00 $ 65.13 $      -5.60 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.64 $ 51.11 $      +72.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $ 27.83 $      +39.17 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.75 $ 15.00 $      +17.65 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,266.67 $ 1,720.83 $      +35.86 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,000.00 $ 23,600.00 $      +7.27 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.89 $ 48.29 $      -1.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.86 $ 41.03 $      +0.42 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.75 $ 84.25 $      +14.24 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.20 $ 115.93 $      +16.86 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,212.05 $ 2,052.39 $      +69.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,032.30 $ 1,623.57 $      +57.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,221.43 $ 3,616.67 $      +62.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,671.43 $ 2,586.93 $      +54.77 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 261.96 $ 660.61 $      +152.18 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 212.04 $ 419.15 $      +97.68 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,303.18 $ 5,334.94 $      +61.51 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.41 4.17      -5.46 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:82422
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD