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.
|Living Expense||Ferndale||Washington||National Average|
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.
|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|