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District of Columbia Cost of Living (DC)

The cost of living in District of Columbia (DC) is higher than the nationwide average. The average yearly pay in District of Columbia is $83,054.00, which is higher than the U.S. average annual salary by $33,246.00. The consumer price index (CPI) of 283 in District of Columbia is 21.46% higher than the U.S. city average CPI of 233. The sales tax is 5.75%.

The CPI calculation is based on a statistical model that takes into account some of the major personal consumption categories such as healthcare, transportation, housing, education and food, in addition to the average District of Columbia annual salary, sales tax rates and the regional consumer price index.


District of Columbia Consumer Price Index (CPI):
CPI
District of Columbia
283
U.S. City Average
233
Average Annual Pay:
U.S. Dollars
District of Columbia
$83,054
U.S. City Average
$49,808
Consumption Categories in District of Columbia versus National Average:
Category Percentage Versus National Average
Education -10.24%
10.20%
0%
Healthcare 51.85%
0%
51.63%
Groceries 4.44%
0%
4.42%
Rent 91.30%
0%
90.91%
Mortgage 28.32%
0%
28.20%
Electricity -24.08%
23.98%
0%
Gasoline 6.01%
0%
5.98%
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