Live in the Yakima Valley - Cost of Living - Live in Yakima, WA

Cost of Living

One of the best values in the Pacific Northwest

Data collected by C2ER, the Council for Community and Economic Research, compares cost of living variables for cities across the Country.  C2ER 2014 annual report shows that the Yakima Valley's costs of living are among the most favorable of any urban area in the Pacific Northwest. 

 

 

Below is table comparing the Yakima area's living costs relative to various Northwest and West Coast cities.  

ACCRA Cost of Living Index – Selected Cities – Annual Report 2014

Weight

Cost

Yakima

WA

Seattle

WA

Portland

OR

Boise

ID

Spokane WA

Tri-Cities WA

100%

Composite Index

95.6

126.9

125.1

94.7

95.6

95.2

13.96%

Grocery Items

99.6

111.7

114.4

93.6

91.9

95.4

27.80%

Housing

91.3

165.6

160.9

86.5

87.9

101.1

10.23%

Utilities

82.5

98.3

90.8

88.6

78.9

89

12.12%

Transportation

107.3

118.1

111.7

106.1

103.3

97.1

4.41%

Health Care

111.2

116.6

114.3

103.9

111.8

106.9

31.48%

Miscellaneous

Goods & Service

95.2

113.5

116.2

98.8

104.3

89.6

 

Average Rent

$701

$1,821

$2,196

$730

$740

$750

 

Average Home

Price*

$299,875

$472,833

$404,703

$266,916

$274,248

$327,550


"We really are a jewel of the Northwest. This is an incredible place to live, to work, and to play." - Dave Edler, Yakima Foursquare Church