Tukwila, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
125
Tukwila's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
103 out of 192
In Washington
5,043 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 Tukwila is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Tukwila, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Tukwila has an overall cost of living index of 125 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Tukwila has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Washington's index of 119.

The standard of living in Tukwila ranks as #5,045 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Tukwila ranks as the #1,374 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Tukwila Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Tukwila Washington National Average
Overall 125 119 100
Services 128 112 100
Groceries 126 110 100
Health 127 122 100
Housing 128 136 100
Transportation 142 123 100
Utilities 108 91 100
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Tukwila Cost of Living Vs. WA

Tukwila, 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.

$314,200
Median Home Value
$1,363
Median Rent
$63,053
Median Income
Statistic Tukwila Washington United States
Median Home Value $314,200 $366,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,363 $1,337 $1,096
Median Income $63,053 $77,006 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.0x 4.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Tukwila Services Costs Vs. Washington

Item Tukwila Washington
Shampoo $1.13 $1.06
Movie $14.7 $10.68
Bowling $21.8 $14.67

Detailed Tukwila Groceries Costs Vs. Washington

Item Tukwila Washington
Ground Beef $5.74 $4.22
Fried Chicken $2.15 $1.39
Milk $2.5 $2.05

Detailed Tukwila Health Costs Vs. Washington

Item Tukwila Washington
Haircut $39.33 $18.62
Beauty Salon $50.33 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.44 $2.34

Detailed Tukwila Transportation Costs Vs. Washington

Item Tukwila Washington
Potatoes $3.5 $3.29
Pizza $13.12 $10.62
Beer $10.49 $9.38
Optometrist $158.73 $108.57
Doctor $136.39 $116.17
Dentist $143.77 $99.13

Detailed Tukwila Utilities Costs Vs. Washington

Item Tukwila Washington
Gasoline $3.19 $2.22
Tire Balancing $66.49 $50.07
All Electricity $186.95 $167.67
Phone $194.23 $175.64

Tukwila SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Tukwila

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Tukwila
Tacoma, WA 215,766 111 0.9x
Renton, WA 101,871 137 1.1x
Burien, WA 51,588 133 1.1x
Des Moines, WA 31,983 131 1.0x
SeaTac, WA 29,102 126 1.0x
Mercer Island, WA 25,820 216 1.7x
Bainbridge Island, WA 24,859 165 1.3x
Bryn Mawr-Skyway, WA 17,643 135 1.1x
White Center, WA 15,995 129 1.0x
Port Orchard, WA 14,303 130 1.0x

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