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

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Cost of Living in Seattle, WA is 15.8% higher than in Tacoma, WA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Seattle, WA is 17.6% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 20.7% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 29.9% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 7.0% higher than in Tacoma, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 2.9% higher than in Tacoma, WA
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Restaurants
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 21.00 $      +40.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 100.00 $      +33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 12.50 $      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.07 $ 5.83 $      +15.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 $ 3.17 $      +25.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $ 2.46 $      +31.9 %
Markets
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.05 $ 4.59 $      +13.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.51 $ 3.96 $      +12.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.41 $ 2.56 $      +6.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.78 $ 4.69 $      +24.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.52 $ 6.42 $      +16.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.16 $ 7.10 $      +15.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.34 $ 9.01 $      +8.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.35 $ 2.33 $      -0.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.82 $      -10.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.29 $ 2.20 $      -4.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 $ 2.51 $      +12.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.53 $      +2.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 $ 1.48 $      +18.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.27 $ 2.55 $      +12.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.70 $ 2.15 $      -20.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $ 2.44 $      +40.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.92 $ 3.65 $      -6.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.1 %
Transportation
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.38 $ 2.75 $      +15.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 62.00 $ 99.00 $      +59.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.70 $      +3.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.70 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.33 $ 5.01 $      +15.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,000.00 $ 36,656.56 $      +18.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,050.22 $ 25,934.84 $      -0.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 232.48 $ 236.05 $      +1.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 57.50 $ 60.15 $      +4.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.69 $ 69.62 $      +1.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 77.50 $ 63.16 $      -18.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 $ 41.12 $      +37.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.75 $ 16.00 $      +16.4 %
Childcare
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,672.12 $ 2,095.37 $      +25.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,420.00 $ 28,000.00 $      -10.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.40 $ 65.85 $      +14.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.00 $ 57.37 $      +85.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.25 $ 99.92 $      +15.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.12 $ 130.74 $      +12.6 %
Rent Per Month
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,814.17 $ 2,382.25 $      +31.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,630.05 $ 1,874.81 $      +15.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,583.33 $ 4,460.87 $      +24.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,983.33 $ 3,360.42 $      +12.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 359.01 $ 810.86 $      +125.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 339.01 $ 551.13 $      +62.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Tacoma, WA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,183.75 $ 6,271.20 $      +21.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.60 6.69      +1.5 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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