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Cost of Living in Washington

Cost of living in Washington is 4.49% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 1,166.03$ and for four person family at 4,298.55$ (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 60.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $ 6.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.85 $ 3.50-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 1.50-2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.74 $ 1.25-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.60 $ 2.50-4.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.79 $ 2.00-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $ 1.00-4.00
Eggs (12) 3.15 $ 2.50-3.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.36 $ 2.29-6.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.25 $ 8.00-8.49
Apples (1 lb) 1.80 $ 1.50-2.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 $ 0.50-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.33 $ 1.00-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.80 $ 1.99-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.00 $ 1.00-1.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.70 $ 1.00-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $ 1.75-2.29
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 1.00-2.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 1.99-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 6.17-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 1.75-4.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 218.50 $ 120.00-240.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.75-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.25 $ 2.75-7.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 24.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.49 $ 2.15-2.89
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,087.50 $ 18,600.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 142.37 $ 79.00-204.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.10-0.15
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.87 $ 35.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.55 $ 39.99-78.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.50 $ 25.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 12.00-15.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.35 $ 40.00-65.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.00 $ 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.53 $ 69.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.72 $ 85.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,036.59 $ 1,700.00-2,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,598.72 $ 1,200.00-1,900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,898.15 $ 3,100.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,751.73 $ 2,300.00-3,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 550.55 $ 464.51-649.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 284.93 $ 165.00-450.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,503.38 $ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.90 3.25-4.50

Prices in Washington, District Of Columbia, United States

These data are based on 1219 entries in the past 18 months from 181 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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3 Comments so far
#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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