Washington D.C cost of Living on Low Income
COSTS OF LIVING
Housing: What is the price ranges for rented accommodations (per month)? Is heat included?
Studio/efficiency apartment: $550 to $750
One-bedroom apartment: $550 to $719
Two-bedroom apartment: $735 to $1015
Three-bedroom apartment: $812 to $1175
Utilities: Estimate the average monthly charges for a one-bedroom apartment for:
Heat: $ 20
Food: Estimate the costs to feed an adult (20-25) for a month. Estimate the monthly costs to feed a child younger than six years old. What about a teenager?
Household supplies: What do you estimate the average adult spends per month on household supplies, such as cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, and so on?
Household supplies: __$150_______________________________________________________________________
Personal care: What do you estimate an adult spends on average per month, on items related to grooming and hygiene? (Examples are soap, toothpaste, laundry, haircuts, and so on.)
Personal care: ______$230__________________________________________________________________________
Clothing: Averaging over a 12-month period, what do you estimate an adult spends per month on clothing and footwear? What would it cost per month to adequately clothe a child younger than six years old? What about a teenager?
Adult (working): ______325_________________________________________________
Adult (unemployed/student): ___$270_________________________________________
Transportation: Assuming that people need to get around the city, what would the average monthly costs be for an adult, for a child, and for a teen?
- Adult: $237_____________________________________________________________
- Child: $50_____________________________________________________________
- Teen: $200_________________________________________________ _
Car (costs per month, including gas, repairs, insurance, parking, and so on): _________________$250________________________________________________________________________
Other transportation: __$95_____________________________________________________________________
Other daily living costs: What other monthly costs do you think are reasonable? Consider recreation, entertainment, reading material, dining out, presents, postage, indulgences, and so on.
Item Cost per month
Reading material________________________________________ $20
Dining out_________________________________________________ $25