Olympia, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
115
Olympia's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
64 out of 192
In Washington
4,492 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Olympia is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Olympia, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Olympia has an overall cost of living index of 115 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Olympia has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Washington's index of 119.

The standard of living in Olympia ranks as #4,494 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Olympia ranks as the #1,925 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Olympia Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Olympia Washington National Average
Overall 115 119 100
Services 109 112 100
Groceries 119 110 100
Health 124 122 100
Housing 126 136 100
Transportation 132 123 100
Utilities 93 91 100
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Olympia Cost of Living Vs. WA

Olympia, 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.

$330,800
Median Home Value
$1,199
Median Rent
$63,185
Median Income
Statistic Olympia Washington United States
Median Home Value $330,800 $366,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,199 $1,337 $1,096
Median Income $63,185 $77,006 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.2x 4.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Olympia Services Costs Vs. Washington

Item Olympia Washington
Shampoo $1.28 $1.06
Movie $10.77 $10.68
Bowling $14.67 $14.67

Detailed Olympia Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

Item Olympia Washington
Ground Beef $5.43 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.59 $1.39
Milk $2.35 $2.05

Detailed Olympia Health Costs Vs. Washington

Item Olympia Washington
Haircut $23.8 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.61 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.79 $2.34

Detailed Olympia Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Olympia Washington
Potatoes $3.17 $3.29
Pizza $12.99 $10.62
Beer $10.22 $9.38
Optometrist $196.22 $108.57
Doctor $133.79 $116.17
Dentist $131.09 $99.13

Detailed Olympia Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

Item Olympia Washington
Gasoline $2.92 $2.22
Tire Balancing $68.92 $50.07
All Electricity $135.4 $167.67
Phone $198.87 $175.64

Olympia SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Olympia

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Olympia
Lakewood, WA 60,564 115 1.0x
Lacey, WA 50,827 116 1.0x
Tumwater, WA 23,390 114 1.0x
Fort Lewis, WA 13,045 127 1.1x
Shelton, WA 10,467 104 0.9x
DuPont, WA 9,514 133 1.2x
Yelm, WA 9,262 113 1.0x
Tanglewilde, WA 7,033 109 0.9x
Steilacoom, WA 6,366 122 1.1x

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