Living in DC can be expensive, but don't worry! We've compiled this guide so you can plan to live well during your Study in DC experience on a budget. The nation's capitol has plenty of hidden gems you can enjoy without breaking the bank.
Dining & Groceries
Need to grab a quick lunch before or after class at the Washington Center?
Our list of Dupont dining options — ranging from fast food to higher priced fare — gives you plenty to choose from within a short walk from your campus in the city.
Looking for cheap eats outside of Dupont Circle? You'll be surprised how far $5 will take you when you visit any of these eclectic, low-cost eateries.
If you prefer to eat in, explore some of the quality and affordable grocery stores in the district.
Whether you're looking for an inexpensive business suit or a few household items for your student apartment, check out some thrift stores and shop like a local.
Free & Almost Free in DC
Stroll the National Mall and monuments, go for a hike in Rock Creek Park, or enjoy a free show at the Kennedy Center — you can do all these activities and many more, while staying within your budget.