Mount Vernon, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Mount Vernon'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 Mount Vernon is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Mount Vernon, WA?

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.

Mount Vernon Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Mount Vernon Washington National Average
Overall 112 116 100
Services 123 108 100
Groceries 121 108 100
Health 117 119 100
Housing 106 135 100
Transportation 103 116 100
Utilities 85 89 100
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Mount Vernon, 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 Mount Vernon Washington United States
Median Home Value $243,600 $311,700 $204,900
Median Rent $988 $1,194 $1,023
Median Income $55,368 $70,116 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.4x 4.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Mount Vernon

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Mount Vernon
Oak Harbor, WA 22,820 116 1.0x
Arlington, WA 19,154 118 1.1x
Anacortes, WA 16,725 127 1.1x
Sedro-Woolley, WA 11,579 110 1.0x
Burlington, WA 8,743 110 1.0x
Stanwood, WA 6,973 119 1.1x

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