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Cost of Living in Washington, DC, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 98.62
Rent Index: 71.99
Groceries Index: 94.78
Restaurants Index: 99.50
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 85.51
Local Purchasing Power: 138.67

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
10.00
20.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
60.00
90.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
6.00
8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $
4.50
5.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $
7.00
8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.01 $
3.27
4.81
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.22 $
2.00
2.75
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.67 $
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.02 $
0.82
1.32
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.02 $
2.00
3.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.51 $
4.41
6.61
Eggs (12) 2.99 $
1.99
4.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.88 $
8.82
19.82
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.19 $
5.05
7.34
Apples (1kg) 4.23 $
3.09
5.00
Oranges (1kg) 5.19 $
4.00
6.37
Tomato (1kg) 4.06 $
3.73
4.39
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $
2.20
3.51
Lettuce (1 head) 1.30 $
1.00
1.59
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $
1.75
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $
9.00
20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $
2.00
2.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.83 $
1.99
3.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.50 $
7.00
8.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.98 $
1.80
3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $
150.00
232.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
3.00
4.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.42 $
1.40
4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $
15.00
25.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.97 $
0.92
1.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,250.00 $
15,000.00
17,500.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 149.21 $
120.00
170.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $
0.03
0.10
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.62 $
40.00
50.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.38 $
50.00
90.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $
10.00
25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
12.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.50 $
30.00
40.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.00 $
25.00
40.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 70.00 $
55.00
90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 86.67 $
80.00
100.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,150.00 $
1,800.00
2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,413.75 $
1,200.00
1,525.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,060.00 $
3,500.00
5,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,879.50 $
1,500.00
2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,920.15 $
5,381.96
6,458.35
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,590.81 $
4,305.56
4,876.05
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,819.36 $
4,500.00
5,408.33
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.69
3.25
4.00

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Last update: January, 2015

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#Patricia miller on Jan 19, 2015 :
what is the cost of living for a 2 bedroom home in a safe neighborhood how much does a gallon of milk cost how much is it for public transportation
#Jack on May 02, 2014 :
Cool site really helped compare costs of living
#cat on Nov 05, 2013 :
thanks for the help

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