Kalorama cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. 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.
IndexKaloramaWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Cost of living index251152152
IndexKaloramaWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Goods & Services index122122122
Groceries index116116116
Health care index939393
Housing index565235235
Transportation index108108108
Utilities index116116116
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  • The cost of living in Kalorama is 65% higher than the Washington average.
  • The cost of living in Kalorama is 151% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kalorama is 465% higher than the national average.
  • District of Columbia general sales tax is 13% higher than the national average.
  • District of Columbia state income tax is 80% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)

District of Columbia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
District of Columbia5.75%5.75%

District of Columbia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
District of Columbia4%8.75%

Goods & Services

ItemWashingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $23.96$17.4937.0%
Beauty Salon $63.61$38.1766.6%
Toothpaste $3.05$2.3231.4%
Shampoo $1.35$1.0133.4%
Movie $13.92$10.7229.8%
Bowling $20.61$13.8648.7%


ItemWashingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$3.9015.1%
Fried Chicken $1.76$1.4026.1%
Milk $2.45$1.9624.9%
Potatoes $4.51$3.1841.7%
Pizza $11.06$10.396.4%
Beer $10.26$9.2311.2%

Health Care

ItemWashingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.25$106.3425.5%
Doctor $109.41$115.255.1%
Dentist $94.14$98.384.3%
Ibuprofen $10.29$9.2611.1%
Lipitor $402.41$466.4713.7%


ItemWashingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $506,100.00$184,700.00174.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,689.97$1,273.32189.8%
Apartment Rent $1,362.00$949.0043.5%


ItemWashingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.82$2.598.8%
Tire Balancing $53.69$48.909.8%


ItemWashingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$214.22$167.6027.8%
Phone $181.68$163.4211.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rose Hill CDP (Lee County), VA70891-9%
Woodlawn CDP (Carroll County), VA2,24793-7%
Wakefield town, VA81098-2%
Belle Haven town, VA5621011%
Cottage City, MD1,2091099%
Washington, DC659,00915252%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Boston, MA658,27914545%
Memphis, TN655,85779-21%
Denver, CO663,30311414%
Seattle, WA668,84915858%
Nashville, TN643,77195-5%
Washington, DC659,00915252%
Source: The Kalorama, Washington, DC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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