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Washington, D.C. residents have average monthly expenses of $3,055.03.   That is slightly less expensive than Jersey City, New Jersey which came in as No. 6, spending $3,099.50 a month, but did come in slightly lower than Los Angeles, which ranks the 8th most expensive city to live in, spending $2,899.10 a month.

Those monthly averages break down as follows:

Rent for a one-bedroom apartment

Utilities (electricity, water, etc.)



Food (groceries plus occasional restaurant meals).

El Paso, Texas, came in as the least expensive, with monthly expenses setting residents back $1,182.96 on average. At the other extreme, the city by the bay, San Francisco ranks #1 as the most expensive city to live in.

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