Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia . To find out the cost of living in Washington D.C. (United States), see the chart below:

Cost of Living in Washington D.C. (United States) is given below:

Expense TypeCost (Local Currency)
Lunch One Person (including a drink) in the business district$14
Fast Food Combo Meal at Restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)$8
500 grams (1/2 kg) of boneless chicken breast$4.93
1 liter of whole fat milk$0.94
1 dozen (12) Large eggs$3.21
1 kilogram of tomatoes (2 lbs)$4.87
0.5 kg (500 grams) local cheese$7
1 kg of apples (2 lb.) $3.47
1 kg of potatoes (2 lb.)$1.80
0.5 litre domestic beer at a supermarket (16 oz)$4.11
1 bottle of good quality red table wine$15
2 liters of Soft Drink (Coca-Cola)$1.76
2 people meal (Bread only)$2.22
Monthly rent of a 900 Sqft furnished accommodation in Posh area$2,688
Monthly rent of a 900 Sqft furnished accommodation in Average area$2,240
 2 people Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for 914 sq. ft. apartment$156
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Posh or Expensive area$2,038
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Average area$1,570
1 person Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for (480 Sqft) studio$113
1 month Internet Connection (8 mbps$47
40 inch flat-screen TV $366
Microwave 800 to 900 Watt made by Bosch, LG, or similar brands$157
Laundry detergent (3 litres~ or 100 oz.)$10
Cleaning hourly rate$26
1 jeans pair from Levis or similar brand$52
Single warm weather dress at Top brand like Zara, H&M or similar$45
Single pair of shoes for sports like Nike, Adidas, or similar brands$92
Single pair of men’s leather formal shoes$116
1.4 cc base vehicle price (Volkswagen Golf)$20,113
1 liter 0.25 gallon) of gas/fuel$0.73
Public transport monthly ticket $128
Business day taxi usage, 8 km. i.e. 5 miles$24
 6 days cold treatment medicine like Tylenol, Coldrex, or similar brands$7
Antibiotics Box (12 doses)$19
Private Doctor Visit (15 minutes)$95
32 tampons (1 Box)$7
Deodorant or roll-on  (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)$3.51
Hair shampoo & conditioner(400 ml ~ 12 oz.)$4.91
Toilet paper 4 rolls$2.81
Toothpaste tube$1.78
Men’s haircut at the VIP area$25
Average dinner for two at a pub$54
2 movie tickets$28
2 tickets to best seats at a theater$206
Dinner for two people at an Italian restaurant in the the VIP area including appetizer, main course, wine and dessert$98
One cocktail drink at a downtown club$14
Coffee (Cappuccino) in the VIP area of the city$4.82
1 beer at a neighbourhood pub (500ml)$8
128GB iPad with supported Wi-Fi $414
1 minute of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts included)$0.23
1 month of  business district gym membership$61
1 pack of cigarettes (Marlboro)$9