Ellensburg, WA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Ellensburg, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ellensburg has an overall cost of living index of 102 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Ellensburg has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Washington's index of 116.

The standard of living in Ellensburg ranks as #3423 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Ellensburg ranks as the #2983 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

Ellensburg Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Ellensburg Washington National Average
Overall 102 116 100
Services 102 108 100
Groceries 99 108 100
Health 111 119 100
Housing 104 135 100
Transportation 109 116 100
Utilities 85 89 100
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Ellensburg, 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 Ellensburg Washington United States
Median Home Value $224,700 $311,700 $204,900
Median Rent $933 $1,194 $1,023
Median Income $40,126 $70,116 $60,293
Home Value To Income 5.6x 4.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Ellensburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Ellensburg
Yakima, WA 93,416 96 0.9x
Wenatchee, WA 34,094 104 1.0x
East Wenatchee, WA 13,817 105 1.0x
Toppenish, WA 8,906 90 0.9x
Terrace Heights, WA 8,273 101 1.0x
Selah, WA 7,766 102 1.0x
Quincy, WA 7,531 95 0.9x
Union Gap, WA 6,142 89 0.9x

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