In terms of rentals, Washington DC can be expensive. Even so, for those who work downtown, the cost of having a place in the immediate area could be worth it—especially if you enjoy the atmosphere and amenities that the city has to offer. When you are coming up with a rental budget, don’t forget to add in costs such as a security deposit and utilities to make sure that you have enough to make ends meet. If it turns out that DC is too expensive, try one of the many counties in the region, such as Stafford County, Prince William County or St. Mary’s County. They may also have rentals that are a bit more reasonable in neighboring states like Maryland and Virginia.
In terms of rental costs, there are some ballpark figures you can keep in mind for the Washington DC area. Here is the breakdown of what you can expect to pay for apartments in the city:
- Average low: $ 1,500
- Average high: $ 2,100
- Studio-1 bed $1,510-1,947
- 2 bedrooms $2,281
- 3 bedrooms $2,546
- 4 bedrooms $2,616
Keep these numbers in mind as you search for apartments so that you know if you are looking in an area with average costs or one with higher or lower costs.