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

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 11.53% higher than in Tacoma, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 28.36% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 62.51% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 27.78% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 11.03% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 40.51% higher than in Tacoma, WA
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Restaurants
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $ 17.00 $      +30.77 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 80.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.25 $ 6.50 $      +52.94 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 7.00 $      +27.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 $ 4.83 $      +7.43 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 $ 2.35 $      +19.59 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 $ 2.04 $      +34.16 %
Markets
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.73 $ 3.57 $      +30.79 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 $ 3.04 $      +4.80 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.83 $ 2.08 $      -26.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.52 $ 2.94 $      +16.62 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.84 $ 7.48 $      +9.43 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.00 $ 5.32 $      +6.48 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.10 $ 6.44 $      +5.64 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.75 $ 2.28 $      +30.37 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.78 $      +22.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.73 $ 2.04 $      +18.07 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.47 $ 2.63 $      +6.67 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.65 $ 1.09 $      +68.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.83 $ 1.16 $      +40.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 $ 2.14 $      +23.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.63 $ 2.24 $      +37.63 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 12.50 $      -10.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $ 3.13 $      +44.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 3.19 $      +70.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.00 %
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) 3.38 $ 3.50 $      +3.70 %
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) 2.96 $ 3.21 $      +8.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,895.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +14.18 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,919.00 $ 24,032.37 $      +14.88 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 217.41 $ 198.82 $      -8.55 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 $ 0.11 $      -66.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.00 $ 60.94 $      -11.68 %
Sports And Leisure
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.92 $ 55.65 $      +69.08 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.33 $ 35.33 $      +24.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.25 $ 13.00 $      +6.12 %
Childcare
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 611.67 $ 1,896.32 $      +210.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,266.67 $ 26,327.27 $      +44.13 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.17 $ 52.54 $      +13.81 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.57 $ 43.00 $      +14.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.58 $ 95.59 $      +13.02 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.89 $ 136.04 $      +18.41 %
Rent Per Month
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,458.61 $ 2,168.71 $      +48.68 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,218.33 $ 1,689.96 $      +38.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,090.83 $ 3,927.94 $      +87.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,799.09 $ 2,885.07 $      +60.36 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 625.49 $ 672.84 $      +7.57 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 263.41 $ 426.86 $      +62.05 %
Salaries And Financing
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,311.78 $ 5,973.42 $      +80.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.00 3.47      -13.23 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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