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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 94 89 80 97 110 104
Albuquerque, NM 93 95 81 88 99 97 102
Asheville, NC 106 101 109 115 99 108 104
Boise, ID 95 94 87 94 104 96 99
Bozeman, MT 101 104 112 90 96 108 96
Chicago, IL 118 107 135 97 130 99 112
Denver, CO 107 100 121 98 100 106 103
Los Angeles, CA 131 103 201 114 108 111 105
Miami, FL 111 107 126 99 113 104 104
Portland, OR 122 116 156 93 108 113 112
San Jose, CA 148 121 247 126 112 117 107
Seattle, WA 118 108 142 100 118 112 111
Tucson, AZ 99 98 85 93 104 115 109
Tri-Cities 96 95 107 90 92 108 89
Yakima 92 100 86 83 100 107 91

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index (Q1, 2014)