Cost of living in Tacoma, Washington, United States

Summary of cost of living in Tacoma, Washington

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,886
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,709
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Tacoma, Washington
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.91
12 eggs, large $2.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.62
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $21
2 liters of coca-cola $2.24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.82
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,132
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,628
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $166
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,471
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,068
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $260
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $67
40” flat screen tv $319
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $92
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $15
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $53
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $91
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $118
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,714
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.03
Monthly ticket public transport $72
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $30
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $26
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $194
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.29
4 rolls of toilet paper $6
Tube of toothpaste $2.65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $53
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $261
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $85
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $565
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1 month of gym membership in business district $39
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $11
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 150 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: May 18, 2022

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