Arlington, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
118
Arlington's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
80 out of 192
In Washington
4,687 out of 6,412
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 lower than Washington's index of 119.

The standard of living in Arlington ranks as #4,689 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Arlington ranks as the #1,729 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Arlington Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Arlington Washington National Average
Overall 118 119 100
Services 117 112 100
Groceries 125 110 100
Health 117 122 100
Housing 126 136 100
Transportation 118 123 100
Utilities 84 91 100
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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.

$345,800
Median Home Value
$1,412
Median Rent
$77,023
Median Income
Statistic Arlington Washington United States
Median Home Value $345,800 $366,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,412 $1,337 $1,096
Median Income $77,023 $77,006 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.5x 4.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Arlington Services Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Shampoo $1.42 $1.06
Movie $11.06 $10.68
Bowling $14.75 $14.67

Detailed Arlington Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Ground Beef $5.19 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.75 $1.39
Milk $2.31 $2.05

Detailed Arlington Health Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Haircut $20.36 $18.62
Beauty Salon $41.02 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.92 $2.34

Detailed Arlington Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Potatoes $3.8 $3.29
Pizza $12.16 $10.62
Beer $11.03 $9.38
Optometrist $161.49 $108.57
Doctor $140.17 $116.17
Dentist $112.69 $99.13

Detailed Arlington Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

Item Arlington Washington
Gasoline $2.81 $2.22
Tire Balancing $48.72 $50.07
All Electricity $120.45 $167.67
Phone $192.71 $175.64

Arlington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
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 110,840 125 1.1x
Marysville, WA 69,629 117 1.0x
Mount Vernon, WA 35,502 111 0.9x
Lake Stevens, WA 33,470 131 1.1x
Eastmont, WA 22,829 143 1.2x
Mukilteo, WA 21,414 155 1.3x
Snohomish, WA 10,141 132 1.1x
Stanwood, WA 7,228 117 1.0x

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