Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States.
Washington, D.C. hosts 174 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The headquarters of other institutions such as trade unions, lobbying groups, and professional associations are also located in the District. Washington has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs.
Washington DC has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups.
The latest cost of living rank for each of the 13 Basket Groups is now available.