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

List of prices in Washington D.C., United States. Current as of Mar 2019.

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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 $4.66
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.97
12 eggs, large $3.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.02
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,707
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $2,225
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $2,068
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,518
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $111
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $48
40” flat screen TV $425
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $154
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $25
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) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $113
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,093
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.76
Monthly ticket public transport $137
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $20
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) $102
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.90
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.27
Tube of toothpaste $1.82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $51
2 tickets to the movies $29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $199
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.77
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $8
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $401
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district $58
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,953 prices entered by 282 different people.
Latest price update: March 20, 2019

DC position in our World Ranking

the world
18th
out of 333
n. america
8th
out of 95
usa
7th
out of 78

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