The Council for Community and Economic Research has named Washington as the 9th most expensive urban area to live in, based on evaluations of how much goods and services cost in six categories. This is the third year in a row that Washington has been ranked in the top ten.

Read more about the factors that go into figuring an urban area's cost-of-living here, and click here to find out where in the country it costs the least for a haircut or movie.

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