Editor Rating: 6-Seattle is middle of the road when it comes to a budget. It's not as expensive as cities LA and New York, and it's just a little behind cities like Chicago, but not far. Like most US cities, there aren't enough hostels or cheap accommodation options, and while you won't find super cheap backpacker fare, going out to eat or grabbing a drink isn't nearly as painful as other big US cities like San Francisco or Miami.
Indie Travel Scale
Editor Rating: 6-The lower prices in Seattle as compared to other larger US cities combined with the variety of cultures and laid back vibe of the Pacific Northwest makes it a great destination for an indie traveler.