Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Cost of Living

The cost of living in the National Capital Region is approximately 53% above the national average, with housing expenses being a significant contributor to this index. As one moves closer to Washington, D.C., the cost of living tends to increase even further. This trend reflects the higher demand for housing and other amenities in proximity to the nation's capital, resulting in elevated living expenses compared to other parts of the country.