According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Mount Vernon has an overall cost of living index of 112 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Washington, Mount Vernon has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Washington's index of 116.
The standard of living in Mount Vernon ranks as #4292 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Mount Vernon ranks as the #2114 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.
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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.