Cost of Living in Seattle 【Per Month 2023】 – DATAROMA

The Average cost of living in Seattle is $4300

cost of living in seattle

We use a US average of 100 to calculate our cost of living indexes. Anything below 100 indicates Seattle is more affordable than the US average. Whereas Seattle is more expensive than the US average because the cost of living index is above 100.

Cost of living in Seattle 2022

Cost of LivingSeattleWashingtonUSA
  Median Home Cost$851,400$504,200$291,700
If you want to live in Seattle, you should be willing to spend a lot of money. While California might be home to some expensive cities, San Diego is even more expensive, 19.11% more to be exact.

Cost of living in Seattle Detailed

Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage)218.88 $121.99318.75
Local Prepaid Mobile Tariff0.13 $0.050.16
Internet63.03 $46.00120.00
Clothing And Shoes
Pair of Jeans50.71 $35.0080.00
Summer Dress42.54 $25.0060.00
Pair of Nike Running Shoes88.91 $60.00120.00
Pair of Men’s Leather Shoes123.40 $80.00200.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in the middle of the city1,958.49 $1,500.002,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside the city1,575.91 $1,250.002,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in the middle of the city3,739.66 $3,000.005,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside the city2,892.94 $2,500.003,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price / Square Meter in City7,275.84 $5,381.969,177.09
Price / Square Meter Outside the city4,651.73 $3,810.425,920.15
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Salary6,906.29 $
Mortgage Interest Rate (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate3.112.134.00
The rent of a 1 bedroom apartment is an incredible $1960, not including the $218 for utilities. Which is almost half of the average monthly salary, $ 6,906. The other half would be utilized for your transportation and food; grocery prices are 9.5% higher in Seattle than in California and the restaurant prices are almost 30% higher!
However, the average net salary is considered livable in Seattle especially because gas is also cheaper; it costs around $1 / liter.

Cost of living in Seattle for students & families:

In general terms of the total cost of living, Seattle is an expensive city to reside in. However, If rent and utilities are compared to the average monthly salary, it is barely livable. Even if compared to other major cities in the US, the price of monthly living in San Diego is slightly higher.