Burien, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
134
Burien's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
134 out of 190
In Washington
5,406 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 Burien is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Burien, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Burien has an overall cost of living index of 134 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Burien has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Washington's index of 116.

The standard of living in Burien ranks as #5,410 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Burien ranks as the #996 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Burien Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Burien Washington National Average
Overall 134 116 100
Services 136 108 100
Groceries 129 108 100
Health 128 119 100
Housing 142 135 100
Transportation 135 116 100
Utilities 107 89 100
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Burien Cost of Living Vs. WA

Burien, 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.

$380,300
Median Home Value
$1,268
Median Rent
$67,402
Median Income
Statistic Burien Washington United States
Median Home Value $380,300 $339,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,268 $1,258 $1,062
Median Income $67,402 $73,775 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.6x 4.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Burien Services Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Burien Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Burien Health Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Burien Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Burien 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 Burien Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

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

Burien SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
6
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Burien

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Burien
Tacoma, WA 212,869 110 0.8x
Renton, WA 101,484 138 1.0x
Bremerton, WA 40,631 120 0.9x
Des Moines, WA 31,734 132 1.0x
SeaTac, WA 29,019 128 1.0x
Mercer Island, WA 25,675 217 1.6x
Bainbridge Island, WA 24,486 167 1.2x
Tukwila, WA 20,196 129 1.0x
Bryn Mawr-Skyway, WA 18,414 136 1.0x
White Center, WA 15,834 129 1.0x

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