Washington, DC Cost of Living

Washington cost of living index

IndexWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Cost of living index134134100
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index112112100
Health care index9696100
Housing index211211100
Transportation index104104100
Utilities index9797100
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 equal to the District of Columbia average.
  • The cost of living in Washington is 34% 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 $3.38.
  • The price of gas in Washington is 4.0% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.30 per gallon.
  • Joplin, MO is the least expensive city for gas at $2.82 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Washington, DC is $4.51.
  • The price of coffee in Washington is 6.4% higher than the national average.
  • Honolulu, HI is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.77.
  • Anniston, AL is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.99.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Washington, DC is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Washington is 13.9% lower than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Ponca City, OK is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.50.

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

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Woodmont, Arlington903.2
Riverwood, Arlington903.4
Dover Crystal, Arlington893.6
Waycroft-Woodlawn, Arlington894.8
Dominion Hills, Arlington895.9
Maywood, Arlington893.5
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington886.7
Tara-Leeway Heights, Arlington885.4
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Lyon Village, Arlington883.3
Cherrydale, Arlington883.9
Donaldson Run, Arlington884.4
Old Town, Alexandria887.5
Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens, Alexandria885.6
Rock Spring, Arlington885.6
Gulf Branch, Arlington884.5
North Ridge-Rosemont, Alexandria886
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Cities near Washington, DC

CityScoreMiles
Somerset, MD905.2
Chevy Chase Village, MD896.4
Chevy Chase View, MD898.2
McLean, VA897.8
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD895.7
Chevy Chase, MD886.4
Falls Church, VA877.4
Bethesda, MD876.2
CityScoreMiles
Chevy Chase Section Three, MD875.3
Martin's Additions, MD875.2
Garrett Park, MD879.5
Brookmont, MD875.1
Tysons Corner, VA8710.5
Mantua, VA8712.5
Arlington, VA874.2
Fairfax Station, VA8717.2
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