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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People often describe Washington DC, United States as a vibrant and diverse city with a rich history and culture. Expats love the city's many attractions, including its museums, monuments, and parks, as well as its vibrant nightlife and diverse dining options. The weather in Washington DC is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s in the winter to the mid-80s in the summer. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $3,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in the city is around $2,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $3,500 per month. The approximate population of Washington DC is around 700,000 people.

What do I need to know about living in Washington DC?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Washington DC, they said:

"Before retiring in Washington DC, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than the national average. They should also research the different neighborhoods and decide which one best suits their needs. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local healthcare system and the availability of medical services. It is also important to understand the local tax system and any applicable tax breaks for retirees. Finally, expats should consider the cultural and recreational activities available in the city and the surrounding area," remarked one expat who made the move to Washington DC.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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