The cost of living index of Washington Metro Area (DC-VA-MD-WV) was 119 for all in 2016.

Cost of Living

Overall Cost of Living

Cost of Goods

Cost of Rents

Other Costs

The cost of living index measures the difference in the price levels of goods and services across regions. The average cost of living index in the U.S. is 100, with higher values corresponding to costlier goods and services. Data is available for U.S. states and metropolitan areas.

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Economy and Cost of Living Datasets Involving Washington Metro Area (DC-VA-MD-WV)

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    Rent and Income Restricted Housing | Last Updated 2019-05-15T21:17:53.000Z

    Housing with Rent and Income Restricted Units in Seattle Some homes are in buildings where other units are market-rate. Excludes locations with fewer than four income-restricted affordable homes (except for those in the Rainier Vista, New Holly, High Point, and Yesler Terrace neighborhoods) and locations that are confidential to protect the safety of residents. Information current as of 3/31/2018 and subject to change.

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    Operating Expense Budget Virginia Beach | Last Updated 2019-05-28T16:09:59.000Z

    Expenditure Budget for the City of Virginia Beach

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    Virginia Beach Demographics | Last Updated 2017-10-12T13:51:45.000Z

    This dataset provides demographic information from the American Community Survey about residents of Virginia Beach. This data was originally provided in the executive summary of the City of Virginia Beach’s Operating Budget.

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    Lobbyist Compensation and Expenses by Source | Last Updated 2019-06-18T22:22:24.000Z

    This dataset contains compensation and expense summary records from the monthly reports of lobbying activity. One record is included for each client that paid compensation or incurred expenses during the filing period. If the lobbyist firm themselves incurred any expenses not reimbursed by a client, a record is included summarizing the lobbyist firm's expenses. If a lobbyist reported no compensation or expenses on the report, no records will be in this dataset. Records are included for a period of ten years, beginning in January, 2016. The date is determined as the filing period of the report, not the date received. Records are included for the full year so for example, all 2017 records will be included until the entire year 2017 falls outside the 10 year time span. This dataset is a best-effort by the PDC to provide a complete set of records as described herewith and may contain incomplete or incorrect information. The PDC provides access to the original reports for the purpose of record verification. Descriptions attached to this dataset do not constitute legal definitions; please consult RCW 42.17A and WAC Title 390 for legal definitions and additional information regarding political finance disclosure requirements. CONDITION OF RELEASE: This publication and or referenced documents constitutes a list of individuals prepared by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission and may not be used for commercial purposes. This list is provided on the condition and with the understanding that the persons receiving it agree to this statutorily imposed limitation on its use. See RCW 42.56.070(9) and AGO 1975 No. 15.

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    Median Home Price | Last Updated 2019-06-12T22:44:19.000Z

    This dataset uses data provided from Washington State’s Housing Market, a publication of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research (WCRER) at the University of Washington. Median sales prices represent that price at which half the sales in a county (or the state) took place at higher prices, and half at lower prices. Since WCRER does not receive sales data on individual transactions (only aggregated statistics), the median is determined by the proportion of sales in a given range of prices required to reach the midway point in the distribution. While average prices are not reported, they tend to be 15-20 percent above the median. Movements in sales prices should not be interpreted as appreciation rates. Prices are influenced by changes in cost and changes in the characteristics of homes actually sold. The table on prices by number of bedrooms provides a better measure of appreciation of types of homes than the overall median, but it is still subject to composition issues (such as square footage of home, quality of finishes and size of lot, among others). There is a degree of seasonal variation in reported selling prices. Prices tend to hit a seasonal peak in summer, then decline through the winter before turning upward again, but home sales prices are not seasonally adjusted. Users are encouraged to limit price comparisons to the same time period in previous years.

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    Montgomery County MD Operating Budget | Last Updated 2014-11-21T00:12:34.000Z

    Extraction from on November 20, 2014.

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    WAOFM - Census - Population and Housing, 2000 and 2010 | Last Updated 2016-08-09T16:23:33.000Z

    Population and housing information extracted from decennial census Public Law 94-171 redistricting summary files for Washington state for years 2000 and 2010.

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    Dataset of Housing Indicators | Last Updated 2017-10-02T20:58:31.000Z

    The Dataset of Housing Indicators aims to give users access to quality information regarding urban housing and development, including policies and best practices related to housing conditions in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

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    Maryland Total New Housing Units Authorized For Construction: 2000-2017 | Last Updated 2018-10-17T19:30:31.000Z

    Maryland Total New Housing Units Authorized for Construction from 2000 to 2017. Source from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

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    Maryland New Multi Family Housing Units Authorized For Construction: 2000-2017 | Last Updated 2018-10-17T18:36:13.000Z

    New Multi Family Housing Units Authorized For Construction in Maryland and its jurisdictions from 2000 to 2017. Source from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.