D.C. is expensive… and not just for college students
As Vox shook her head in remorse after seeing the price for the sandwich she splurged on at Jetties, she wondered, is it just me or is this ridiculously expensive? Does the term “poor college student,” reach new levels at Georgetown, or is Vox just irresponsible with her wallet?
It turns out, it was reported last week at D.C. was voted 10th in most millionaires per capita in the United States.
What does this mean for dysfunctional college students living among millionaires? It turns out you need a lot of dough to live comfortably here. (And more than that sweet $9.50 minimum wage that Vox is so grateful to have each week.) A report from Cheat sheet concluded that a person needed to make $108,092 to live comfortably in D.C.
And to think a $60,000 tuition was enough. Not to worry. It could be worse, D.C. falls behind San Jose, San Francisco, and New York City. And at least most of the museums are free here!
Despite being one of the wealthiest cities in the country, D.C. is also ranked as one of the most affordable cities for low-income housing.
D.C. really has it all. It is one of the most expensive cities in the country, it can be one of the most affordable cities in the country, and what Vox thinks Georgetown students can most relate to… it has been ranked as both one of the drunkest and snootiest cities in the country.
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