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Cost of Living in Washington, DC, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 99.34
Rent Index: 68.27
Groceries Index: 101.61
Restaurants Index: 95.44
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 84.18
Local Purchasing Power: 121.63

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
10.00
18.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.44 $
60.00
85.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $
6.00
8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $
4.00
5.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $
6.00
8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.68 $
3.00
4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.95 $
1.50
2.33
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.05 $
0.84
1.32
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.10 $
2.41
3.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.14 $
4.41
6.61
Eggs (12) 3.29 $
2.99
4.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.07 $
8.82
19.82
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.02 $
5.05
8.00
Apples (1kg) 4.86 $
3.09
6.37
Oranges (1kg) 5.19 $
4.00
6.37
Tomato (1kg) 5.18 $
3.73
6.59
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $
2.20
3.51
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $
1.00
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $
1.75
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
10.00
18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $
2.00
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.12 $
1.99
4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.50 $
7.00
8.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $
1.75
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $
150.00
232.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
3.12
3.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $
1.40
3.42
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $
15.00
25.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.01 $
0.98
1.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,500.00 $
15,000.00
24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 155.26 $
120.00
200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $
0.03
0.10
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.18 $
40.00
59.99
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.97 $
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
12.50
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.33 $
30.00
40.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.33 $
25.00
50.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 73.00 $
60.00
80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 100.00 $
80.00
120.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,096.67 $
1,800.00
2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,423.33 $
1,200.00
1,525.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,710.00 $
3,500.00
4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,829.50 $
1,500.00
2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,740.75 $
5,381.96
6,458.35
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,406.03 $
4,036.47
4,876.05
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,403.18 $
3,810.00
5,408.33
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.69
3.25
4.00

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Last update: October, 2014

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#Jack on May 02, 2014 :
Cool site really helped compare costs of living
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thanks for the help

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