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Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 14.29% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 8.97% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 1.65% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 1.52% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 24.88% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 12.56% lower than in Washington, DC
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  Washington, DCLos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.75 $ 15.00 $      -4.76 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 70.00 $      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.21 $ 4.44 $      +5.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $ 2.37 $      +21.38 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 1.78 $      +4.62 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.38 $ 4.03 $      +19.01 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.28 $ 2.81 $      -14.59 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.02 $ 1.93 $      -4.36 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.18 $ 3.23 $      +1.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.10 $ 4.63 $      -9.16 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.58 $ 4.76 $      -27.62 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.65 $ 6.03 $      -9.29 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.18 $ 2.01 $      -36.74 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.94 $ 0.91 $      -3.04 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.36 $ 1.47 $      -56.27 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 $ 1.70 $      -41.98 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.94 $ 1.37 $      -29.43 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.90 $ 1.07 $      -43.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.66 $ 1.34 $      -49.57 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $ 1.95 $      -16.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.17 $ 2.30 $      -27.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.67 $ 2.72 $      -41.73 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.80 $ 8.50 $      -3.41 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.75 $      -30.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 113.50 $ 100.00 $      -11.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.16 $ 2.70 $      +25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 29.19 $      +16.76 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.91 $ 3.68 $      +26.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $ 22,000.00 $      -2.22 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,632.47 $ 19,957.90 $      +1.66 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 129.36 $ 147.98 $      +14.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.11 $      +14.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.64 $ 57.69 $      -9.35 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.55 $ 40.52 $      -34.17 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.62 $ 12.76 $      +67.41 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,603.13 $ 1,133.06 $      -29.32 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,111.11 $ 21,639.71 $      -23.02 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.88 $ 50.39 $      -2.87 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.65 $ 38.48 $      +2.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.67 $ 78.44 $      -3.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 102.83 $ 102.78 $      -0.04 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,224.05 $ 2,135.82 $      -3.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,677.40 $ 1,621.61 $      -3.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,004.35 $ 3,963.36 $      -1.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,874.76 $ 2,881.86 $      +0.25 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 558.27 $ 678.12 $      +21.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 275.57 $ 414.92 $      +50.57 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,815.10 $ 3,832.75 $      -20.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.24 4.34      +2.37 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:239428
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD