The Cost of Living is the fifth English DVD volume of the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime series, released by Funimation on September 20, 2005. The DVD contains four episodes:
- Episode 17: House of the Waiting Family
- Episode 18: Marcoh's Notes
- Episode 19: The Truth Behind Truths
- Episode 20: Soul of the Guardian
The back of the DVD cover contains the following synopsis:
- "The hobbled Elrics return to their childhood village for the first time in four years. As the Rockbells construct Ed's new limbs, the boys sift through the ashes they left behind. While Al comes to the fearful realization that his memories are fading, Ed visits his mother's grave, and both must redefine their view of family and home before returning to Central's library to research the work of Dr. Marcoh. Nothing could prepare Ed for the shock that is to come. Having just learned of the Stone's secret ingredient, how can they reconcile their strong desires to fix their own bodies with the knowledge of its gruesome costs?"
In addition to the textless songs, production art and trailers which regularly appear on Fullmetal Alchemist DVDs, this volume also contains actor commentary on The Truth Behind Truths, as well as character profiles for Sciezka, Alex Louis Armstrong, #66 and #48.