5. Washington, D.C.
The capital city of the United States of America has a high cost of living. Here, the median home cost is around $636,000, and the median household income is about $82,600. Wondering if you can settle down in Washington? Well…a family consisting of four members needs $75,100 in income to make ends meet.
However, Washington, D.C., has surprisingly low utility costs. In fact, a 2017 report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates the average monthly energy bill in D.C. is $96.52. That’s almost $15 cheaper than the $111.67 national average.