Arlington, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
118
Arlington's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
82 out of 190
In Washington
4,688 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Arlington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Arlington, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Arlington has an overall cost of living index of 118 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Arlington has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Washington's index of 116.

The standard of living in Arlington ranks as #4,691 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Arlington ranks as the #1,716 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Arlington Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Arlington Washington National Average
Overall 118 116 100
Services 123 108 100
Groceries 121 108 100
Health 117 119 100
Housing 126 135 100
Transportation 103 116 100
Utilities 85 89 100
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Arlington Cost of Living Vs. WA

Arlington, WA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Washington, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$323,200
Median Home Value
$1,341
Median Rent
$82,626
Median Income
Statistic Arlington Washington United States
Median Home Value $323,200 $339,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,341 $1,258 $1,062
Median Income $82,626 $73,775 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.9x 4.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Arlington Services Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Shampoo $1.55 $1.01
Movie $11.51 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Arlington Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Ground Beef $4.07 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.74 $1.4
Milk $1.94 $1.96

Detailed Arlington Health Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Haircut $19.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $42.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.74 $2.32

Detailed Arlington Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Potatoes $3.12 $3.18
Pizza $13.59 $10.39
Beer $10.37 $9.23
Optometrist $173.16 $106.34
Doctor $137.0 $115.25
Dentist $115.0 $98.38

Detailed Arlington Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Gasoline $3.09 $2.59
Tire Balancing $39.16 $48.9
All Electricity $114.87 $167.6
Phone $189.87 $163.42

Arlington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Arlington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Arlington
Everett, WA 109,766 128 1.1x
Marysville, WA 68,633 119 1.0x
Mount Vernon, WA 35,026 112 0.9x
Lake Stevens, WA 32,487 135 1.1x
Eastmont, WA 21,733 144 1.2x
Mukilteo, WA 21,336 157 1.3x
Snohomish, WA 9,976 133 1.1x
Stanwood, WA 7,068 119 1.0x

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