DC residents can live comfortably by making at least $85,000, says Finder

Salary requirement assumes 20 percent deposit
  • D.C.'s salary requirement is only outdone by major California markets.
  • D.C.'s average non-housing expenditures are the highest nationally.
  • Buyers only able to put down a 10 percent deposit will have to earn $13,500 more annually.

How much does it take to live comfortably in DC? DC residents must earn at least $85,000 annually to afford a median-priced, $502,600, home and live comfortably.