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Cost of Living Comparison:
Richmond, Virginia - Washington, District of Columbia

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A salary of $50,000 in Richmond, Virginia should increase to $81,282 in Washington, District of Columbia

Cost of Living IndexesRichmondWashington
Overall97.5158.5
Food101.1110.4
Housing84274
Utilities107.4105.8
Transportation100.8106.5
Health109.7100.5
Miscellaneous105.199.4
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Washington is 63% more expensive than Richmond.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 226% more expensive in Washington.

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