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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.92
12 eggs, large $3.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.86
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.97
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,670
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $2,270
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $214
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $2,049
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,543
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $114
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $53
40” flat screen TV $382
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $132
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $27
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $109
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,370
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.75
Monthly ticket public transport $142
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $21
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $108
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.00
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.43
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.85
Tube of toothpaste $2.27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $48
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $273
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $109
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.82
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $427
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district $80
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,056 prices entered by 348 different people.
Latest price update: October 16, 2018.

DC position in our World Ranking

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15th
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6th
out of 104
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out of 87

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