Washington, DC Cost of Living Index

Washington cost of living index

IndexWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Cost of living index118148100
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index111111100
Health care index100100100
Housing index148251100
Transportation index110110100
Utilities index106106100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Washington is 20.3% less than the District of Columbia average.
  • The cost of living in Washington is 17.6% greater than the national average.
  • Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Washington, DC is $3.94.
  • The price of gas in Washington is 8.2% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.55 per gallon.
  • Augusta, GA is the least expensive city for gas at $3.11 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Washington, DC is $4.53.
  • The price of coffee in Washington is 6.2% lower than the national average.
  • Juneau, AK is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.29.
  • Waco, TX is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.79.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Washington, DC is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Washington is 11.8% lower than the national average.
  • Dothan, AL is the most expensive city for pizza at $14.79.
  • Ogden, UT is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.33.

District of Columbia average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Washington, DC goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Washington, DC

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Shaw, Washington0.3Adams Morgan, Washington1.7
Ledroit Park, Washington0.5Capitol Hill, Washington1.8
Mount Vernon Square, Washington0.9Catholic University-Brookland, Washington1.8
U Street Corridor, Washington1Kalorama, Washington1.9
Logan Circle, Washington1Mount Pleasant, Washington2
Downtown, Washington1.2Foggy Bottom, Washington2.1
Columbia Heights, Washington1.2Petworth, Washington2.3
Dupont Circle, Washington1.7Brentwood, Washington2.4
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Cities near Washington, DC

CityMilesCityMiles
Washington, DC0Bladensburg, MD4.9
Mount Rainier, MD3.3Chevy Chase Village, MD5.2
Brentwood, MD3.7Friendship Village, MD5.3
Cottage City, MD3.7Fairmount Heights, MD5.4
Colmar Manor, MD3.8Coral Hills, MD5.4
Chillum, MD4.2Cheverly, MD5.4
Hyattsville, MD4.5University Park, MD5.5
Takoma Park, MD4.6Arlington, VA5.6
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