According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alexandria has an overall cost of living index of 150 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Virginia, Alexandria has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than Virginia's index of 107.
The standard of living in Alexandria ranks as #5,835 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Alexandria ranks as the #571 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.
|Living Expense||Alexandria||Virginia||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Virginia, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Alexandria|
|Kemp Mill, MD||14,733||140||0.9x|
|Lake Barcroft, VA||9,823||164||1.1x|
|Chevy Chase, MD||9,622||202||1.3x|
|South Kensington, MD||8,763||179||1.2x|