In Washington, the cost of living is over 10 points higher than the US average. The costs mainly increase if you're in the Seattle area, though some smaller towns can cost some money. Utilities are around 9 points less than the rest of the country, but the rest of the state has more living costs than the average. For example, housing is almost 17 points more than the national average, with the median home cost around $40K more than the US average. So while Washington can be a great place to retire, you need to make sure you have the money.
|COST OF LIVING||Washington||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$339,000||$291,700|