Mercer Island, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Mercer Island's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Mercer Island is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Mercer Island, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Mercer Island has an overall cost of living index of 217 which is 2.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Mercer Island has a cost of living index that's 1.9x higher than Washington's index of 116.

The standard of living in Mercer Island ranks as #6343 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Mercer Island ranks as the #64 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

Mercer Island Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Mercer Island Washington National Average
Overall 217 116 100
Services 136 108 100
Groceries 129 108 100
Health 128 119 100
Housing 419 135 100
Transportation 135 116 100
Utilities 107 89 100
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Mercer Island, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Mercer Island Washington United States
Median Home Value $1,135,200 $311,700 $204,900
Median Rent $1,977 $1,194 $1,023
Median Income $142,413 $70,116 $60,293
Home Value To Income 8.0x 4.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Mercer Island

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Mercer Island
Bellevue, WA 142,242 176 0.8x
Kent, WA 128,057 131 0.6x
Renton, WA 101,054 138 0.6x
Auburn, WA 79,110 128 0.6x
SeaTac, WA 28,925 128 0.6x
Bainbridge Island, WA 24,060 167 0.8x
Tukwila, WA 20,198 129 0.6x
Bryn Mawr-Skyway, WA 18,347 136 0.6x
White Center, WA 15,852 129 0.6x
Port Orchard, WA 13,788 130 0.6x

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