Bellevue, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
176
Bellevue's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average
186 out of 190
In Washington
6,170 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 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 #6,176 most affordable out of the 6,522 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 Cost of Living Vs. WA

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.

$809,200
Median Home Value
$1,947
Median Rent
$120,456
Median Income
Statistic Bellevue Washington United States
Median Home Value $809,200 $339,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,947 $1,258 $1,062
Median Income $120,456 $73,775 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.7x 4.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Bellevue Services Costs Vs. Washington

Item Bellevue Washington
Shampoo $1.18 $1.01
Movie $14.42 $10.72
Bowling $20.67 $13.86

Detailed Bellevue Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

Item Bellevue Washington
Ground Beef $5.99 $3.9
Fried Chicken $2.12 $1.4
Milk $1.99 $1.96

Detailed Bellevue Health Costs Vs. Washington

Item Bellevue Washington
Haircut $34.38 $17.49
Beauty Salon $47.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.37 $2.32

Detailed Bellevue Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Bellevue Washington
Potatoes $2.99 $3.18
Pizza $12.1 $10.39
Beer $11.49 $9.23
Optometrist $159.86 $106.34
Doctor $136.67 $115.25
Dentist $147.5 $98.38

Detailed Bellevue Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

Item Bellevue Washington
Gasoline $3.57 $2.59
Tire Balancing $65.7 $48.9
All Electricity $181.53 $167.6
Phone $191.4 $163.42

Bellevue SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bellevue

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bellevue
Kent, WA 131,118 131 0.7x
Redmond, WA 65,558 166 0.9x
Sammamish, WA 64,674 181 1.0x
Lynnwood, WA 38,143 135 0.8x
Issaquah, WA 37,965 160 0.9x
SeaTac, WA 29,019 128 0.7x
Mercer Island, WA 25,675 217 1.2x
Bainbridge Island, WA 24,486 167 0.9x
Tukwila, WA 20,196 129 0.7x
Monroe, WA 18,865 131 0.7x

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