Spokane, WA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Spokane's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Spokane is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Spokane, WA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Spokane has an overall cost of living index of 96 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Washington, Spokane has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Washington's index of 116.

The standard of living in Spokane ranks as #2652 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Washington. By definition, that implies Spokane ranks as the #3754 most expensive place in the Evergreen State.

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Spokane Cost Of Living Vs. Washington

Living Expense Spokane Washington National Average
Overall 96 116 100
Services 98 108 100
Groceries 99 108 100
Health 115 119 100
Housing 85 135 100
Transportation 107 116 100
Utilities 99 89 100
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Spokane, 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 Spokane Washington United States
Median Home Value $174,300 $311,700 $204,900
Median Rent $842 $1,194 $1,023
Median Income $47,822 $70,116 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 4.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Spokane

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Spokane
Spokane Valley, WA 96,070 97 1.0x
Cheney, WA 11,962 98 1.0x
Liberty Lake, WA 9,382 109 1.1x
Airway Heights, WA 8,285 96 1.0x
Mead, WA 6,870 101 1.1x
Otis Orchards-East Farms, WA 6,514 100 1.0x
Country Homes, WA 6,054 102 1.1x

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