Many Washingtonians don’t think the quality of life in Washington is worth the cost of living.
A new statewide survey finds that 51% of Washingtonians would move to another state if their professional and personal situation allowed while 39% indicate that the cost of living in Washington is worth the quality of life.
- 64% of respondents age 18-29 said they would move to another state if their personal and professional situation allowed.
- Those with incomes higher than $100,000 (53%) were more likely to say the cost of living in Washington is worth it for the quality of life.
- 67% of Washingtonians who live in housing situations that are not affordable by the U.S. HUD definition of affordability indicate they would move to another state if their situation allowed.
Full survey results available May 4, 2023.