Monroe, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
131
Monroe'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 Monroe is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Monroe, WA?

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

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

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

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Monroe Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

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

Monroe, 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.

$357,000
Median Home Value
$1,391
Median Rent
$85,896
Median Income
Statistic Monroe Washington United States
Median Home Value $357,000 $339,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,391 $1,258 $1,062
Median Income $85,896 $73,775 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.2x 4.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Monroe Services Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Monroe Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Monroe Health Costs Vs. Washington

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

Detailed Monroe Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Monroe 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 Monroe Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

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

Monroe SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Monroe

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Monroe
Everett, WA 109,766 128 1.0x
Marysville, WA 68,633 119 0.9x
Lynnwood, WA 38,143 135 1.0x
Lake Stevens, WA 32,487 135 1.0x
North Lynnwood, WA 23,620 134 1.0x
Silver Firs, WA 22,358 150 1.1x
Martha Lake, WA 21,129 142 1.1x
Woodinville, WA 12,383 160 1.2x
Maltby, WA 11,972 152 1.2x
Lake Stickney, WA 10,230 138 1.1x

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