Cost of living in Washington D.C., United States

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.65
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.09
12 eggs, large $3.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.49
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $4.40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.94
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $3,007
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $171
Internet 8MB (1 month) $50
40” flat screen TV $407
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $233
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $36
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $75
1 pair of leather business shoes $95
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $17,983
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.87
Monthly ticket public transport $214
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $21
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.59
Tube of toothpaste $2.52
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $50
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $192
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $87
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.53
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.65
iPod nano 16GB $136
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district $80
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,688 prices entered by 644 different people.
Latest price update: April 27, 2015.

DC position in our World Ranking

the world
5th
out of 193
n. america
2nd
out of 46
usa
2nd
out of 36

Cheapest and most expensive products in DC compared to other cities:

the world
1st
the world
1st
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
5th
the world
5th

Do you live in Washington D.C.? We need your help!

What is the price of

Prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)

in Washington D.C.?

$

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Lunchtime menu in the business district in Jaipur costs ₨200 (7 minutes ago)
  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex ...) in Kraków costs 14 zł (9 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Austin, Texas costs $1,728 (23 minutes ago)
  • Lunchtime menu in the business district in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma costs $9 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Blumenau costs R$ 73,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex ...) in Mexico City costs Mex$ 70 (about 2 hours ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in DC?