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America's Most Expensive Cities

Washington, D.C.

Meghan Lamb

#9 Washington, D.C.

On one hand, our nation’s capital is a cheapskate’s delight: the best sights—monuments and the Smithsonian—are free for visitors, and D.C ranks first for both museums and historical sites. So who’s jacking up the prices? Perhaps it’s all those lobbyists making deals: D.C. ranks fourth for business hotels and a lowly 25th for peace and quiet.

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