Cost of Living in Seattle

Summary about cost of living in Seattle, WA, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 $ 12.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 5.00-11.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.10 $ 4.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 $ 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $ 1.50-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.98 $ 2.89-5.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.57 $ 2.00-5.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.50-4.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.61 $ 2.50-4.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.92 $ 5.00-18.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.14 $ 3.00-8.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.57 $ 4.00-12.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.61 $ 1.29-5.00
Banana (1 lb) 1.26 $ 0.55-2.25
Oranges (1 lb) 2.50 $ 1.59-4.99
Tomato (1 lb) 3.07 $ 1.25-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 $ 0.75-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.48 $ 0.79-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.52 $ 1.00-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 1.50-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.42 $ 1.90-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.37 $ 1.67-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 10.00-12.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $ 80.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.60-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 2.60-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.05 $ 4.87-5.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 23,195.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,272.73 $ 21,000.00-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 222.71 $ 122.78-400.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.05-0.16
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.88 $ 50.00-99.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.00 $ 30.00-86.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.17 $ 12.00-43.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.00-18.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,695.00 $ 1,400.00-2,400.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,142.86 $ 16,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.42 $ 30.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.85 $ 25.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.20 $ 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.21 $ 60.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,189.64 $ 1,800.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,699.38 $ 1,400.00-2,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,861.67 $ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,931.39 $ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 637.47 $ 493.00-852.57
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 445.36 $ 300.00-592.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,316.94 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.23 4.00-5.43

Prices in Seattle, Washington

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Last update: June 2022
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7 Comments so far
Seattle Portista on May 23, 2022:
Seattle is a fine city to live in, with culture, outdoor activities, professional sports teams…

Unfortunately, unless you work in tech, for Microsoft or Amazon, etc., you can’t afford to live here. Property values are through the roof, as are rents, precisely because all those techies have moved here. The working class is pushed farther and farther out into the suburbs, while the small houses that were built around WWII— the heart of Seattle’s identity and personality—are torn down and replaced with ugly McMansions.

It’s a fine place to live, if you’re wealthy. Otherwise, not so much.
Anonymous on Jun 16, 2021:
I love how they use New York one of the biggest if not the biggest yuppie cities in the US. Okay compare Seattle to any other city other than New York or San Fran or LA. Try and make it sound like its cheap to live here than go on to throw a graph up that shows 42% of your wage goes to rent. No wonder Seattle has hipsters running to it from all over the world. Come here and give your wage back to this utopia that believes a majority of your paycheck should go to bills and surviving.
Anonymous on Jan 02, 2021:
Seattle has never been a good city for business because presentation is everything especially for new businesses thinking about opening. The streets are in disrepair and trash overflowing in the streets.
Raman Saluja on Jul 10, 2020:
Well I lived in Seattle from 2010-2016, its cool place but bit expensive then from other cities, if we move to outskirts, cost decreases, I was working with IT Company, originally I a from Bangalore, India.

I was living at zip code:
https://countrywisecodes.com/united-states/Seattle/post-zip-code/98129

This website has given very good Estimations of Cost of living, It's authentically true approximations given by some actually living in Seattle, some prices are little high but most of them are correct to the best of my knowledge.
Garrett Hasegawa on Jan 06, 2020:
I apologize for the previous comment, another person took my computer and said this comment without consent. I am very sorry about this previous comment and will manage my property better by making sure no one takes it and writes an opinion that is not favorable and should be kept to themselves. I would also like to apologize for the person comment that the person who took my computer made.
Garrett Hasegawa on Jan 06, 2020:
Seattle is a trash city that only Yash Kumar would want to go to.
Jonathan Joestar on May 29, 2019:
You thought it was me, but it was Dio. Kono dio da.