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Cost of Living in Washington, DC, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 98.09
Rent Index: 74.95
Groceries Index: 95.24
Restaurants Index: 98.99
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 86.82
Local Purchasing Power: 148.13

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
11.00
16.70
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
65.00
90.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
6.00
8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $
4.00
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $
7.00
8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.25 $
4.00
5.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.39 $
2.00
3.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.72 $
1.09
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.12 $
0.92
1.32
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.40 $
3.30
3.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 6.22 $
4.41
7.65
Eggs (12) 3.14 $
2.59
4.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 15.17 $
8.82
22.05
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.72 $
5.05
10.78
Apples (1kg) 5.05 $
4.41
6.37
Oranges (1kg) 5.19 $
4.00
6.37
Tomato (1kg) 4.70 $
3.73
6.00
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $
2.20
3.51
Lettuce (1 head) 1.30 $
1.00
1.59
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $
2.00
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.94 $
12.00
18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
0.80
2.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.00 $
1.00
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $
6.17
8.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.64 $
1.80
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $
230.00
230.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.18 $
3.00
3.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.42 $
1.40
4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $
15.00
25.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.94 $
0.85
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 173.25 $
100.00
289.42
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $
0.03
0.10
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.31 $
40.00
59.99
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.67 $
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) 37.80 $
30.00
40.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.00 $
25.00
40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 75.00 $
60.00
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 2,096.88 $
1,775.00
2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,407.50 $
1,200.00
1,525.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,400.00 $
3,600.00
5,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,286.00 $
1,618.00
3,040.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,704.87 $
5,274.32
6,458.35
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,065.17 $
3,013.89
4,876.05
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,264.40 $
3,500.00
4,720.39
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.76
3.25
4.00

These data are based on 411 entries in the past 18 months from 105 different contributors.

Last update: March, 2015

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4 Comments so far

#Fairy on Mar 03, 2015 :
With the great falling oil price, great deflation should have been kicked off immediately to adjust the inflation we paid for the high oil price all of these year.

Only with inflation without deflation, businesspeople shall be the happiest people on the world because they can challenge the price of everything to increase whenever there is an increase of oil price but no price changes when the oil price fall. This scenario has been observed over a decade now without government intervention.

Is the government sleeping soundly like fat cats as there is no obligation to service citizens except collecting taxes, going to toilet with our taxes ?

Do something for citizen for a better life and I am sure that shall be fair for everyone even for the greedy businesspeople though they would no longer reap outrageous profits which are not necessary because they can't spend even a little portion of it until on their deathbed.

Government must control everything (their job for citizens for fairness) including the price of food (beef price inflation must be resolved), home, transport (outrageous flight fare must be resolved), education(university should not be a place where fortune is made), healthcare(doctor wage should not be a burden for citizens and if a doctor wants to get rich, he should quit his medical practice and become a businessmen instead)and so on.

If the government is not up for the service of citizens or not willing to service citizens, it should quit and no reason to linger like monarch. Practically, government is the servants of citizens but this is not what we see with the current situation and they act like above the law and citizens.
#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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