Washington, District of Columbia 

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Cost of Living in Washington, District of Columbia

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Washington is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Washington, District of Columbia is more expensive.

Washington cost of living is 173.9

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

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COST OF LIVINGWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUSA
  Overall174174100
  Grocery105.3105.3100
  Health8382100
  Housing303300100
  Median Home Cost$566,800$561,700$216,200
  Utilities106106100
  Transportation161161100
  Miscellaneous106111100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Washington    95 Reviews
    Day to Day Life is Stressful - 11/14/2017
    I've lived in and around the District for 40 years and have watched it become increasingly congested and stressful. Commutes are a nightmare made worse by the rise of... Read More

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    Washington, DC - 9/28/2015
    I've been in DC for 10 yrs now. It's a great place to live, if can afford it. I'm a Chicago native. I came to DC by way of Military.DC was my final duty station. After... Read More

    Climate is big downside - 6/22/2015
    Hazy, hot and humid. Day after... Read More


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