Kent, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
131
Kent's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
123 out of 190
In Washington
5,300 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 Kent is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Kent, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Kent has an overall cost of living index of 131 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Kent has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Washington's index of 116.

The standard of living in Kent ranks as #5,304 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Kent ranks as the #1,102 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Kent Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Kent Washington National Average
Overall 131 116 100
Services 136 108 100
Groceries 129 108 100
Health 128 119 100
Housing 134 135 100
Transportation 135 116 100
Utilities 107 89 100
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Kent Cost of Living Vs. WA

Kent, 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.

$346,400
Median Home Value
$1,385
Median Rent
$72,062
Median Income
Statistic Kent Washington United States
Median Home Value $346,400 $339,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,385 $1,258 $1,062
Median Income $72,062 $73,775 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.8x 4.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Kent Services Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Kent Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Kent Health Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Kent Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Kent 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 Kent Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

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

Kent SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Kent

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Kent
Tacoma, WA 212,869 110 0.8x
Renton, WA 101,484 138 1.1x
Auburn, WA 80,134 128 1.0x
Puyallup, WA 40,991 116 0.9x
Des Moines, WA 31,734 132 1.0x
SeaTac, WA 29,019 128 1.0x
Covington, WA 20,825 137 1.0x
Lakeland North, WA 12,867 135 1.0x
Lake Tapps, WA 12,838 147 1.1x
Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA 11,001 143 1.1x

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