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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 14.54% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 10.11% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 4.26% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 6.55% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 24.34% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 12.22% lower than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 $ 15.00 $      -9.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 70.00 $      -6.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
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) 4.24 $ 4.36 $      +2.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 $ 2.28 $      +19.33 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 1.82 $      +7.27 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.43 $ 3.89 $      +13.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $ 2.74 $      -15.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.87 $ 1.84 $      -1.51 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.07 $ 3.26 $      +6.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.17 $ 4.63 $      -10.33 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.15 $ 4.59 $      -25.32 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.54 $ 5.93 $      -9.35 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.02 $ 2.01 $      -33.42 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.88 $      -11.60 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.01 $ 1.45 $      -51.97 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.09 $ 1.66 $      -46.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.33 $      -30.35 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.02 $      -48.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.70 $ 1.37 $      -49.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $ 1.92 $      -17.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.00 $ 2.15 $      -28.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.67 $ 2.68 $      -42.68 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.90 $ 8.50 $      -4.49 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.75 $      -30.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 112.50 $ 100.00 $      -11.11 %
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) 2.92 $ 3.66 $      +25.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,653.71 $ 20,248.05 $      +3.02 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 123.50 $ 147.10 $      +19.11 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.13 $      +22.38 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.41 $ 58.86 $      -11.36 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.34 $ 39.95 $      -36.94 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.12 $ 12.40 $      +102.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,547.86 $ 1,128.57 $      -27.09 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,333.33 $ 21,776.79 $      -25.76 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.90 $ 50.02 $      -7.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.38 $ 36.41 $      +2.92 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.59 $ 79.37 $      +2.30 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.69 $ 107.19 $      -0.47 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,257.38 $ 2,153.67 $      -4.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,706.66 $ 1,644.69 $      -3.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,170.83 $ 3,928.70 $      -5.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,019.58 $ 2,952.45 $      -2.22 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 554.00 $ 686.19 $      +23.86 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 280.35 $ 448.70 $      +60.05 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,315.54 $ 4,194.20 $      -21.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.28 4.32      +0.92 %
Last update: April 2019April 2019
Contributors:231420
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD