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.
- 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.