Bellevue, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Bellevue's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Bellevue is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bellevue, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bellevue has an overall cost of living index of 176 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Bellevue has a cost of living index that's 1.5x higher than Washington's index of 116.

The standard of living in Bellevue ranks as #6176 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Bellevue ranks as the #231 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Bellevue Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Bellevue Washington National Average
Overall 176 116 100
Services 136 108 100
Groceries 129 108 100
Health 128 119 100
Housing 282 135 100
Transportation 135 116 100
Utilities 107 89 100
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Bellevue, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Bellevue Washington United States
Median Home Value $737,000 $311,700 $204,900
Median Rent $1,855 $1,194 $1,023
Median Income $112,283 $70,116 $60,293
Home Value To Income 6.6x 4.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bellevue

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bellevue
Kent, WA 128,057 131 0.7x
Sammamish, WA 64,049 181 1.0x
Redmond, WA 63,197 166 0.9x
Lynnwood, WA 37,671 135 0.8x
Issaquah, WA 36,938 160 0.9x
SeaTac, WA 28,925 128 0.7x
Mercer Island, WA 25,492 217 1.2x
Bainbridge Island, WA 24,060 167 0.9x
Tukwila, WA 20,198 129 0.7x
Monroe, WA 18,503 131 0.7x

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