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

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A salary of $77,000 in Washington, District of Columbia could decrease to $48,338 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cost of Living IndexesWashingtonPhiladelphia
Overall158.599.5
Food110.4121.2
Housing27468.7
Utilities105.8128.7
Transportation106.5106.3
Health100.5100.8
Miscellaneous99.4115.7
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Philadelphia is 37% cheaper than Washington.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 74% cheaper in Philadelphia.

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