Covington, WA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Covington, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Covington has an overall cost of living index of 137 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Covington has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Washington's index of 116.

The standard of living in Covington ranks as #5497 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Covington ranks as the #910 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Covington Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Covington Washington National Average
Overall 137 116 100
Services 136 108 100
Groceries 129 108 100
Health 128 119 100
Housing 155 135 100
Transportation 135 116 100
Utilities 107 89 100
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Covington, 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 Covington Washington United States
Median Home Value $337,500 $311,700 $204,900
Median Rent $1,744 $1,194 $1,023
Median Income $98,687 $70,116 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.4x 4.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Covington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Covington
Tacoma, WA 210,103 110 0.8x
Kent, WA 128,057 131 1.0x
Auburn, WA 79,110 128 0.9x
Puyallup, WA 40,305 116 0.8x
SeaTac, WA 28,925 128 0.9x
Maple Valley, WA 25,953 142 1.0x
Lake Tapps, WA 12,771 147 1.1x
Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA 11,295 143 1.0x
Vashon, WA 10,036 146 1.1x
Fife, WA 9,968 127 0.9x

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