The cost of lodging in Washington is the same for all Americans, regardless of where they are in the country, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress.
While Americans spend about $400,000 per year to stay at a hotel, those in the wealthy districts of the state spend about half of that.
Washingtonians in the wealthiest parts of the city, where they can spend the most, spend about 40 percent of their income on hotel stays.
In the suburbs of Seattle, for example, the average income is about $51,500.
The study finds that Washington’s wealthy neighborhoods are among the most expensive places to stay in the nation.
But, unlike the cities of San Francisco and San Jose, which average $70,000 for a hotel stay, the median home value in Washington, DC is less than $100,000.
The average rent for a three-bedroom house in DC is about two times what it is in San Francisco, where a median home price of $2.6 million is the lowest in the entire country.