From entertainment and dining to community camaraderie, Capitol Hill is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the country … so how much does it cost to live there?
Architectural Digest calculated how much it costs to spend a week in 14 of America’s trendiest neighborhoods, then compared that cost with area rents to determine the salary needed to live — and play — comfortably in each city.
The typical monthly rent in Capitol Hill costs $1,929, meaning renters need a salary of at least $77,160 to rent comfortably. But this is one of the West Coast’s coolest neighborhoods, according to Seattle’s tourism center. People don’t just want to live here — they want to have a full social life too.
It costs about $20 a pop for entertainment options (like live music or comedy shows), $15 for art experiences (like museums or exhibits), $48 for dinner for one (including an appetizer, entree and alcoholic beverage), and $4.79 for a cup of coffee. Across a week, a Capitol Hill resident is likely to spend upwards of $266 to maintain a full social calendar. That equates to about 14% of a person’s monthly income.