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Greater Spokane Incorporated provides data on the cost of living of Spokane compared to similar cities.

The Spokane region continues to have a very competitive cost of living.

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index (COLI) measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services, excluding taxes and non-consumer expenditures, for professional and managerial households in the top income quintile. Greater Spokane Incorporated, in partnership with Eastern Washington University, collects data for the Index.

The average for all participating places each quarter equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all participating places.

The table below shows how Spokane compares to peer metros.

Use our COLI calculator to learn how Spokane's costs compare to other communities.

 

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Accra Cost of Living Index
Metro Area Index Grocery Items Housing Utilities Transpo. Health Care Misc. Goods
Spokane, WA 96 92 89 91 100 110 101
Albuquerque, NM 93 90 83 89 100 98 100
Asheville, NC 104 99 108 105 100 116 101
Boise, ID 94 86 87 88 104 104 98
Bozeman, MT 101 98 111 92 92 104 100
Chicago, IL 115 98 136 99 124 98 110
Denver, CO 104 94 116 101 95 104 103
Los Angeles, CA 130 103 198 108 111 110 105
Miami, FL 107 100 119 96 111 105 105
Portland, OR 118 103 143 97 115 117 111
San Jose, CA 149 111 257 123 112 115 107
Seattle, WA 119 103 141 97 119 119 115
Tucson, AZ 96 92 83 89 97 111 107
Tri-Cities 96 91 102 91 99 108 92
Yakima 92 92 87 81 100 111 93

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index (2013 Annual Average Data)