# Cost of Living Estimator in Arlington, VA, United States

Currency: Sticky Currency

Eating lunch or dinner in restaurants: of the time

When eating in restaurants you are chosing inexpensive restaurants: of the time

Drinking Coffee outside of your home:

Going out (cinema, night life, etc.):

Smoking (household overall): packs of cigarettes per day

Alcoholic beverages (consume):

At home we are eating: food

Driving car:

Taking Taxi:

Paying for public transport tickets:

Sport Memberships:

Vacation and Travel:

Rent:

Number of your children going to the kindergarten:

Number of your children going to the private school:

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Restaurants 788.82 \$
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 \$ x 8.68 = 130.20 \$
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.49 \$ x 3.72 = 31.58 \$
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 79.00 \$ x 6.20 = 489.80 \$
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 \$ x 1.55 = 9.30 \$
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 \$ x 1.55 = 11.62 \$
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 \$ x 4.65 = 10.13 \$
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 \$ x 4.65 = 7.94 \$
Cappuccino (regular) 3.96 \$ x 24.80 = 98.24 \$
Going out 207.88 \$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 \$ x 8.40 = 126.00 \$
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 \$ x 1.05 = 6.30 \$
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 \$ x 1.05 = 7.87 \$
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 \$ x 3.15 = 6.86 \$
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 \$ x 3.15 = 5.38 \$
Cappuccino (regular) 3.96 \$ x 14.00 = 55.46 \$
Cigarettes 0.00 \$
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.49 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
Food at Home 1,747.39 \$
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.64 \$ x 7.6433765 = 27.80 \$
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.86 \$ x 31.8935027 = 122.98 \$
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 \$ x 25.5148021 = 44.57 \$
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.10 \$ x 23.1466667 = 71.67 \$
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.95 \$ x 25.5148021 = 151.73 \$
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.24 \$ x 38.2722032 = 200.67 \$
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.32 \$ x 38.2722032 = 509.91 \$
Apples (1 lb) 2.29 \$ x 76.5444064 = 174.90 \$
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 \$ x 63.7870053 = 66.76 \$
Oranges (1 lb) 1.36 \$ x 76.5444064 = 104.36 \$
Tomato (1 lb) 2.63 \$ x 51.0296043 = 134.21 \$
Potato (1 lb) 1.08 \$ x 51.0296043 = 55.28 \$
Onion (1 lb) 1.85 \$ x 25.5148021 = 47.20 \$
Lettuce (1 head) 1.53 \$ x 23.1466667 = 35.34 \$
Drinks at Home 56.67 \$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.06 \$ x 5.1190476 = 10.53 \$
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 \$ x 1.0238095 = 2.22 \$
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 \$ x 0.7678571 = 11.52 \$
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.08 \$ x 30.00 = 32.40 \$
Car and Gasoline 0.00 \$
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.40 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,955.00 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
Public Transport and Taxi 500.00 \$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.16 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 \$ x 4.00 = 500.00 \$
Leisure and Sport Memberships 370.00 \$
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.00 \$ x 4.00 = 260.00 \$
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.50 \$ x 4.00 = 110.00 \$
Vacation and Travel (Monthly Approximate Amount) 0.00 \$
Utilities 206.09 \$
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 115.75 \$ x 1.00 = 115.75 \$
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 \$ x 80.00 = 24.00 \$
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.34 \$ x 1.00 = 66.34 \$
Clothing and Shoes 114.19 \$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.33 \$ x 0.40 = 20.13 \$
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.50 \$ x 0.40 = 17.00 \$
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.30 \$ x 0.40 = 31.32 \$
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.33 \$ x 0.40 = 45.73 \$
Rent 0.00 \$
Childcare 0.00 \$
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,550.00 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,000.00 \$ x 0.00 = 0.00 \$
Other Goods and Services 341.85 \$
Household Supplies, approximation using (Groceries index + 20) / 100.0 x 20EUR x 4 family members 115.34 \$
Electronics, approximation using 20.0EUR * (household members + 1) formula 121.09 \$
Other, approximation using Cost of Living Plus Rent Index 105.42 \$
Overall estimate monthly spending* 4,332.87 \$

* Note that our estimator is limited in number of items it uses to do an estimate. It doesn't include insurance, health related expenses, parking fees or domestic help. It doesn't take into calculations income tax.