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

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.12
12 eggs, large $3.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.84
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $2.70
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.25
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,626
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $187
Internet 8MB (1 month) $52
40” flat screen TV $394
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $235
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $30
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $53
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $72
1 pair of leather business shoes $93
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,328
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.82
Monthly ticket public transport $200
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
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.) $3.55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.47
Tube of toothpaste $2.40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $22
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $47
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $173
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $96
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Capuccino in expat area of the city $4.88
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPod nano 16GB $136
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.98
1 month of gym membership in business district $94
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,571 prices entered by 631 different people.
Latest price update: March 31, 2015.

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