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Cost of Living Comparison:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Washington, District of Columbia

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A salary of $38,000 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania should increase to $60,533 in Washington, District of Columbia

Cost of Living IndexesPhiladelphiaWashington
Overall99.5158.5
Food121.2110.4
Housing68.7274
Utilities128.7105.8
Transportation106.3106.5
Health100.8100.5
Miscellaneous115.799.4
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Washington is 59% more expensive than Philadelphia.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 298% more expensive in Washington.

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