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General

Seattle, one of the fastest-growing cities in the US, is a business, financial, justice, healthcare center of the Pacific Northwest. The economy of this city is influenced by Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, T-Mobile and other international companies. Seattle is well-known for some eye-catching landmarks such as Space Needle, The Seattle Art Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, etc. And as for the daily life of residents, they use bicycles and sunglasses instead of umbrellas. Another interesting fact is that Seattle was inhabited for more than 4000 years. So, this city is diverse and multicultural, but with cold polite residents.

3d

fastest growing city in the US

Most literate

city in the US


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 1,970
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,459
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 3,596
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 2,481
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 155
  • Internet $ 68
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 2.8
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 99
  • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.7
  • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 0.8
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket $ 62                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch $ 15
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 60
  • Beer $ 6
  • Cappuccino (regular) $ 4.3
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 2
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $ 51
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 13

Healthcare

Seattle is famous for high standard and high prices of medical facilities. So, everybody has to check whether a particular clinic or hospital is covered by your insurance before visiting it. There are non-profit, government-owned and for-profit hospitals in the US. Healthcare can also be divided into private with short waiting time and public. Here is the list of the best hospitals in Seattle. If you live in the US, you have access to the best specialists and medical technology. In addition, Seattle has a big concentration of doctors and is hope for leading medical researchers.

Medications are provided by pharmacies in Seattle, which can be easily found 24 hours a day.

Healthcare in the US is unique and uncommon among developed countries. Not so long time ago healthcare coverage started to be mandatory for everyone. However, in 2014 near 90% of the US population had health insurance. There is an official service where you can find all the information about health insurance, Medicaid (low cost and free healthcare for people with low income) and Medicare (health insurance program from the federal government).


Education

Higher education in the US is not compulsory. There are four-degree programmes:

  • Associate Degree (the lowest post-secondary academic degree − 2 years)
  • Bachelors Degree (B.A. and B.S. − 4 years)
  • Masters Degree (1-2 years depending on specialization)
  • PhD (the highest academic degree where you have to submit your research proposal − 3-5 years).

There are private and public universities in the US. Approximate prices for public universities start at $20,090 per year, for private ones − $45,370 per year.

List of colleges and universities in Seattle


Climate

Seattle, as a city with an oceanic climate, is a place with frequent rains and cloudy weather. Summers are dry and warm, winters are wet and mild. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (76°F) and in winter 5°C (41°F). Heavy snow and thunderstorms are rare in Seattle.

 25°C

average temperature in summer

 C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Seattle, as a safe city, has a safety level of 58% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. The chance to become a victim of violent crime is 1 in 166. Furthermore, it is better to avoid areas Aurora Avenue, the University District and Lake City Way, especially at night time. However, these places are usually monitored by police.  And about crime, Seattle is fairly safe for residents.

56/100

Safety Index


Economy

Seattle is one of the cities in Washington state, which was ranked as having the best economy in the US. So it attracts capital and business. A lot of tech and industrial companies drive Seattle's economy. The unemployment rate in this city is only 2.3%. As a city with the 11th largest metropolitan economy in the US, Seattle is one of the centers for professional relocation, especially in the tech sector.

$1681

Minimum monthly salary

$5818

Average monthly salary


People

Expat communities are common in Seattle because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations 
Expat Meetups in Seattle

  • General

    Seattle, one of the fastest-growing cities in the US, is a business, financial, justice, healthcare center of the Pacific Northwest. The economy of this city is influenced by Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, T-Mobile and other international companies. Seattle is well-known for some eye-catching landmarks such as Space Needle, The Seattle Art Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, etc. And as for the daily life of residents, they use bicycles and sunglasses instead of umbrellas. Another interesting fact is that Seattle was inhabited for more than 4000 years. So, this city is diverse and multicultural, but with cold polite residents.

    3d

    fastest growing city in the US

    Most literate

    city in the US

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 1,970
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,459
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 3,596
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 2,481
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 155
    • Internet $ 68
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 2.8
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 99
    • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.7
    • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 0.8
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket $ 62                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch $ 15
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 60
    • Beer $ 6
    • Cappuccino (regular) $ 4.3
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 2
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $ 51
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 13
  • Healthcare

    Seattle is famous for high standard and high prices of medical facilities. So, everybody has to check whether a particular clinic or hospital is covered by your insurance before visiting it. There are non-profit, government-owned and for-profit hospitals in the US. Healthcare can also be divided into private with short waiting time and public. Here is the list of the best hospitals in Seattle. If you live in the US, you have access to the best specialists and medical technology. In addition, Seattle has a big concentration of doctors and is hope for leading medical researchers.

    Medications are provided by pharmacies in Seattle, which can be easily found 24 hours a day.

    Healthcare in the US is unique and uncommon among developed countries. Not so long time ago healthcare coverage started to be mandatory for everyone. However, in 2014 near 90% of the US population had health insurance. There is an official service where you can find all the information about health insurance, Medicaid (low cost and free healthcare for people with low income) and Medicare (health insurance program from the federal government).

  • Education

    Higher education in the US is not compulsory. There are four-degree programmes:

    • Associate Degree (the lowest post-secondary academic degree − 2 years)
    • Bachelors Degree (B.A. and B.S. − 4 years)
    • Masters Degree (1-2 years depending on specialization)
    • PhD (the highest academic degree where you have to submit your research proposal − 3-5 years).

    There are private and public universities in the US. Approximate prices for public universities start at $20,090 per year, for private ones − $45,370 per year.

    List of colleges and universities in Seattle

  • Climate

    Seattle, as a city with an oceanic climate, is a place with frequent rains and cloudy weather. Summers are dry and warm, winters are wet and mild. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (76°F) and in winter 5°C (41°F). Heavy snow and thunderstorms are rare in Seattle.

     25°C

    average temperature in summer

     C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Seattle, as a safe city, has a safety level of 58% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. The chance to become a victim of violent crime is 1 in 166. Furthermore, it is better to avoid areas Aurora Avenue, the University District and Lake City Way, especially at night time. However, these places are usually monitored by police.  And about crime, Seattle is fairly safe for residents.

    56/100

    Safety Index

  • Economy

    Seattle is one of the cities in Washington state, which was ranked as having the best economy in the US. So it attracts capital and business. A lot of tech and industrial companies drive Seattle's economy. The unemployment rate in this city is only 2.3%. As a city with the 11th largest metropolitan economy in the US, Seattle is one of the centers for professional relocation, especially in the tech sector.

    $1681

    Minimum monthly salary

    $5818

    Average monthly salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Seattle because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations 
    Expat Meetups in Seattle

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