Ferndale, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
119
Ferndale's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
83 out of 192
In Washington
4,736 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 Ferndale is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Ferndale, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ferndale has an overall cost of living index of 119 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Ferndale has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Washington's index of 119.

The standard of living in Ferndale ranks as #4,738 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Ferndale ranks as the #1,680 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Ferndale Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Ferndale Washington National Average
Overall 119 119 100
Services 124 112 100
Groceries 112 110 100
Health 117 122 100
Housing 126 136 100
Transportation 126 123 100
Utilities 86 91 100
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Ferndale Cost of Living Vs. WA

Ferndale, 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.

$329,800
Median Home Value
$1,027
Median Rent
$62,852
Median Income
Statistic Ferndale Washington United States
Median Home Value $329,800 $366,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,027 $1,337 $1,096
Median Income $62,852 $77,006 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.2x 4.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Ferndale Services Costs Vs. Washington

Item Ferndale Washington
Shampoo $1.27 $1.06
Movie $12.86 $10.68
Bowling $19.1 $14.67

Detailed Ferndale Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

Item Ferndale Washington
Ground Beef $4.99 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.92 $1.39
Milk $2.24 $2.05

Detailed Ferndale Health Costs Vs. Washington

Item Ferndale Washington
Haircut $23.41 $18.62
Beauty Salon $39.23 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.06 $2.34

Detailed Ferndale Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Ferndale Washington
Potatoes $3.69 $3.29
Pizza $12.99 $10.62
Beer $9.85 $9.38
Optometrist $166.78 $108.57
Doctor $144.56 $116.17
Dentist $113.38 $99.13

Detailed Ferndale Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

Item Ferndale Washington
Gasoline $2.94 $2.22
Tire Balancing $57.1 $50.07
All Electricity $120.45 $167.67
Phone $192.71 $175.64

Ferndale SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Ferndale

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Ferndale
Bellingham, WA 90,821 123 1.0x
Mount Vernon, WA 35,502 111 0.9x
Oak Harbor, WA 23,358 116 1.0x
Anacortes, WA 17,231 128 1.1x
Lynden, WA 14,700 121 1.0x
Sedro-Woolley, WA 11,919 111 0.9x
Birch Bay, WA 9,917 119 1.0x
Burlington, WA 9,085 110 0.9x
Sudden Valley, WA 7,407 126 1.1x
Stanwood, WA 7,228 117 1.0x

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