Washington, D.C.

Cost of living in Washington, District of Columbia

Costs of living in Washington, D.C. are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 249 Teleport cities and the 9th most expensive in the United States. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Washington, D.C. will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing prices in Washington, D.C.

Large apartment

$2,500$3,200
$2,800
Median rent in city center
+104%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Medium apartment

$2,100$2,600
$2,300
Median rent in city center
+107%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Small apartment

$1,600$2,100
$1,800
Median rent in city center
+112%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Prices for items of daily living

PricePrice compared to the average price of all citiesPrice ranking compared to all cities
Food & drink
A kilogram of Apples$4.90+71%251/266
Bread$1.20+55%232/264
A Cappuccino$4.70+39%246/266
A beer$3+53%242/264
Lunch$16+38%232/266
Transportation
Monthly public transport$190+229%265/266
5km taxi ride$13+58%236/264
Other
Movie ticket$12+20%200/266
Monthly fitness club membership$80+64%247/266
Broadband internet connection$61+65%241/250