Port Townsend, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
122
Port Townsend's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
95 out of 190
In Washington
4,916 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 Port Townsend is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Port Townsend, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Port Townsend has an overall cost of living index of 122 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Port Townsend ranks as #4,919 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Port Townsend ranks as the #1,487 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Port Townsend Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Port Townsend Washington National Average
Overall 122 116 100
Services 123 108 100
Groceries 121 108 100
Health 117 119 100
Housing 142 135 100
Transportation 103 116 100
Utilities 85 89 100
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Port Townsend Cost of Living Vs. WA

Port Townsend, 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.

$338,000
Median Home Value
$957
Median Rent
$51,389
Median Income
Statistic Port Townsend Washington United States
Median Home Value $338,000 $339,000 $217,500
Median Rent $957 $1,258 $1,062
Median Income $51,389 $73,775 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.6x 4.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Port Townsend Services Costs Vs. Washington

Item Port Townsend Washington
Shampoo $1.55 $1.01
Movie $11.51 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Port Townsend Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

Item Port Townsend Washington
Ground Beef $4.07 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.74 $1.4
Milk $1.94 $1.96

Detailed Port Townsend Health Costs Vs. Washington

Item Port Townsend Washington
Haircut $19.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $42.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.74 $2.32

Detailed Port Townsend Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Port Townsend Washington
Potatoes $3.12 $3.18
Pizza $13.59 $10.39
Beer $10.37 $9.23
Optometrist $173.16 $106.34
Doctor $137.0 $115.25
Dentist $115.0 $98.38

Detailed Port Townsend Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

Item Port Townsend Washington
Gasoline $3.09 $2.59
Tire Balancing $39.16 $48.9
All Electricity $114.87 $167.6
Phone $189.87 $163.42

Port Townsend SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
6
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
9.5
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Port Townsend

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Port Townsend
Bremerton, WA 40,631 120 1.0x
Mount Vernon, WA 35,026 112 0.9x
Bainbridge Island, WA 24,486 167 1.4x
Oak Harbor, WA 23,089 116 1.0x
Port Angeles, WA 19,832 109 0.9x
Port Orchard, WA 14,062 130 1.1x
Poulsbo, WA 10,602 133 1.1x
Snohomish, WA 9,976 133 1.1x
Burlington, WA 8,881 110 0.9x
Sequim, WA 7,248 111 0.9x

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