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Cost of Living in Washington, DC, United States

Prices in Washington, DC

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 100.38
Rent Index: 69.94
Groceries Index: 102.33
Restaurants Index: 96.63
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 85.69
Local Purchasing Power: 111.63

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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
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
7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.67 $
3.00
4.25
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.93 $
1.50
2.25
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.59 $
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.03 $
0.84
1.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.89 $
2.19
3.31
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.14 $
4.41
6.61
Eggs (12) 3.12 $
2.59
3.99
Local Cheese (1kg) 16.27 $
10.00
19.82
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.91 $
7.34
8.80
Apples (1kg) 4.58 $
3.09
5.89
Oranges (1kg) 4.31 $
3.31
6.37
Tomato (1kg) 5.18 $
3.73
6.59
Potato (1kg) 2.31 $
2.00
3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.94 $
1.59
2.25
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
1.50
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
10.00
16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $
1.00
2.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.57 $
1.80
3.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $
7.00
8.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $
1.80
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $
150.00
230.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.18 $
3.00
4.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.40 $
1.18
4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $
15.00
25.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.02 $
0.99
1.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,750.00 $
17,500.00
20,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 164.26 $
140.00
200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
0.03
0.20
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.89 $
40.00
60.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71.97 $
50.00
85.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.67 $
10.00
25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
11.75
13.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.71 $
30.00
40.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.50 $
25.00
50.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 67.14 $
50.00
80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 104.17 $
80.00
125.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,030.00 $
1,600.00
2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,355.45 $
1,200.00
1,525.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,650.00 $
3,500.00
4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,904.50 $
1,618.00
2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,651.05 $
5,381.96
6,458.35
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,434.73 $
4,036.47
4,876.05
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,226.93 $
3,800.00
5,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.74
3.50
4.00

These data are based on 740 entries in the past 18 months from 129 different contributors.

Last update: July, 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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