Cost of Living Comparison Between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC 

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Cost of Living in Washington, DC is 11.3% higher than in Baltimore, MD (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Washington, DC is 27.0% higher than in Baltimore, MD
Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 56.0% higher than in Baltimore, MD
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 29.0% higher than in Baltimore, MD
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 0.0% lower than in Baltimore, MD
Local Purchasing Power in Washington, DC is 10.6% higher than in Baltimore, MD
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Restaurants
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 $ 25.00 $      +42.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 12.00 $      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $ 8.00 $      +45.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.72 $ 5.51 $      +16.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 $ 2.49 $      -1.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 $ 2.22 $      -14.2 %
Markets
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.35 $ 4.09 $      -6.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.28 $ 3.71 $      +13.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.53 $ 2.16 $      -38.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.33 $ 3.82 $      -11.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.50 $ 6.73 $      +3.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.88 $ 5.97 $      +53.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.10 $ 7.96 $      +30.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 $ 2.44 $      -8.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.03 $ 0.85 $      -17.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.33 $      -17.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.42 $ 2.51 $      -26.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.43 $ 1.50 $      -38.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.80 $ 1.43 $      +80.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.22 $ 2.59 $      +16.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.60 $ 2.53 $      -2.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $ 16.00 $      +23.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $ 2.55 $      +30.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 $ 4.63 $      +15.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 13.00 $      +8.3 %
Transportation
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $ 2.50 $      +19.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.00 $ 75.00 $      -2.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $ 3.50 $      +94.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.20 $ 4.00 $      +81.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 30.00 $      +25.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.50 $ 3.65 $      +4.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,300.00 $ 35,699.74 $      +41.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,812.91 $ 26,275.78 $      -8.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.10 $ 188.18 $      +21.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 49.44 $ 59.95 $      +21.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.08 $ 65.10 $      -17.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.67 $ 107.50 $      +44.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 $ 31.22 $      +4.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Childcare
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,283.33 $ 2,285.75 $      +78.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,360.00 $ 48,250.00 $      +44.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.67 $ 75.55 $      +22.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.50 $ 50.77 $      -6.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.00 $ 111.24 $      +34.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.00 $ 178.48 $      +27.5 %
Rent Per Month
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,741.67 $ 2,564.77 $      +47.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,377.22 $ 2,038.70 $      +48.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,285.71 $ 5,467.50 $      +66.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,450.00 $ 3,740.28 $      +52.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 194.28 $ 841.88 $      +333.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 167.49 $ 582.34 $      +247.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Baltimore, MD Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,164.32 $ 5,846.22 $      +40.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.64 6.52      -1.8 %
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