Prices in Washington DC 2017-2018: food, transport, hotels

Posted by:Aleksandr Belov Posted on:Sep 7,2017

Washington D.C. is not only the capital of the USA, but also a major cultural center with dozens of interesting museums. Many attractions and museums are free to visit. Tourists need to solve two issues – accommodation and food. How much money to take in Washington D.C? Consider the prices in Washington D.C 2017-2018 for hotels, hostels, transport, taxi, car rental, food and drinks in restaurants and cafes.

№ 1. Prices in Washington DC for hotels and hostels

Hotels. Double room for 1 night

Hotels ratingnumber of nights
USD (Double Room)
1 star1 50-130
2 stars180-230
3 stars1150-500
4 stars1240-700
5 stars1300-1200

Hostels. Single bed for 1 night

Hostels. Single bed for 1 nightUSD
Average price for a single bed35.00
HI - Washington, DC Hostel34.00
City House Hostels Washington DC
Duo Housing25.00
DC Lofty39.00
Capital View Hostel44.00
Washington International Student Center
Duo Nomad32.00
HighRoad Hostel DC35.00
Hilltop Hostel28.00

№ 2. Prices in Washington DC in cafes and restaurants

Cafe. Daily expenses for food for 1 person

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners in cafe$ (USD)
Total: the daily cost of food for 1 person 45
Breakfast 10

Restaurants. Daily expenses for food for 1 person

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners in restaurants $ (USD)
Total: the daily cost of food for 1 person70
Dinner 33

Menu in cafes and restaurants. Washington DC

Prices for desserts, coffee, tea, cocktails, salads, beer, breakfasts, dinners and lunches.

Menu in the cafe. Food and Drink$ (USD)
Soho Omelet13.00
Organic Mushroom Omelet13.00
Chesapeake Bay Crab Omelet17.00
Crab Cake Benedict17.00
Pork Sausage3.00
Turkey Sausage3.00
Breakfast Potatoes5.00
Applewood Bacon
Bagel & Cream Cheese3.00
Mini Crab Cake Duo12.00
Cajun Mussels Pei13.00
Steak & Eggs20.00
Crab Cake Sandwich19.00
Smoked Pork Cubano17.00
Crispy Chicken Sandwich17.00
Crab Cake, Tomato & Avocado Salad17.00
Spinach & Arugula Chicken Salad15.00
Hanger Steak Chopped Salad15.00
Crispy Duck Salad16.00
A La Mode3.00
Ricardo's Banana-Apple Bread Pudding8.00
Triple Chocolate Cake8.50
Key Lime Pie6.75
Goober Pie
Ice cream6.00-9.00
Milk Cult Ice Cream Sandwich8.75
Hot Fudge Sundae7.00
Death by Chocolate7.25
Hot Chocolate3.75
Orange Juice
The Mango and the Sixpence12.00
A Cocktail of Two Cities
Are You There God It's Me, Margarita12.00
Allagash Belgian White Ale (Beer)6.50
Bold Rock Pear Cider (Beer)6.50
Port City Porter (Beer)7.50
Schlafly Kolsch (Beer)7.50
Glass of wine8.00-10.00

№ 3. Transport prices in Washington DC

Metro, taxi, car rental, buses.

Types of transport$ (USD)
Taxi from Reagan airport to city15.00-25.00
Bus within Washington DC (one-way Ticket)2.50
Metro from Reagan airport to city Washington DC 3.00
Metrobus from Dulles to city7.00
Taxi from Dulles airport to city70.00-90.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.60-2.50
Metro ride in Washington DC1.75-5.90
Rent car economy class for 1 day36.00-45.00
Rent car of the middle class for 1 day40.00-70.00
Rent premium car for 1 day90.00-150.00
Gasoline (1 liter)0.66

Aleksandr Belov

Author and editor of the blog

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