This chart shows the amount of money people in several major cities spend annually on housing and related expenses, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It includes things like rent, mortgages, heating oil and cleaning agents — not food, gasoline or medical care, which are also important items on every household’s budget, of course. Although Washington, D.C. is at the top of this chart, it’s important to keep in mind that the median income in the capital is higher than in other large cities. Even taking Washington’s high cost of living into account, it’s still one of the wealthiest towns in the country.
A tip of the hat to Lydia DePillis.